No no my friend ……..I am not talking about social media distancing.
Corona Virus aka Covid-19 is a new illness spreading like a wild fire.
Virus Going Viral !
I wonder who has invented the term “Going Viral”, a craze now a days in social media,with people doing all sorts of crazy things just to attain that 1 second fame !!
The Oxford English Dictionary’s earliest citation for the use of viral in the sense of ‘involving the rapid spread of information’ is dated 1989 source-quora
I wish somebody gets statistics on this ‘Corona virus going viral’by means of shares,views,links,likes,etc.etc.
Corona Virus is the most searched term on the internet.
Enough is already said,read,digested & assimilated about the Corona virus.
Some Pundits have predicted dooms day.This we ignore for the time being and move on to the more important things.
The most popular items to control spread of virus said to be Facial mask and Sanitizers.
The only thing still not being popularized is Social Distancing.
Another hashtag going viral said to be #canceleverything.
What is Social Distancing ?
Social distancing is a public health safety intervention used to reduce the likelihood of transmitting communicable disease. Social distancing involves minimizing exposure to infected individuals by avoiding large public gathering venues, adhering to spacing requirements in the workplace, and following proper personal hygiene practices. Source-uchicago.edu
“Social distancing now is one of the greatest calls for altruism” Jeff Martin.MD.MPH
How social distancing helps prevent the spread of the virus ?
Corona Virus spreads through respiratory droplets,when the infected person coughs or sneezes.
Because of this type of spreading via respiratory droplets …..maintaining ones distance is important and that is where Social Distancing plays a major role.
What is the distance one is supposed to maintain ?
Maintain a distance of 6 feet or 2 meters.
Watch this funny clip
My routine is getting disturbed !
My friend this is not time to be selfish.We all must help the society, right from individual level to contain the virus going viral.Be a responsible socially conscious citizen.
Some of my thoughts
- Since vacation time is coming in the next few months,if you have planned already,for Heaven’s sake just forget it.Cancel it and be happy to get back the refund. Strangely travelling is very opposite of Social Distancing.Remember airports,railway stations,bus stations,trains,buses,planes are all the locations, Virus waiting to strike you.
- So no more public transport or car pooling etc.
- Forget your romantic plans to go to movies or dining out.No more dating programs.
- Stay away from the Gym.
- Don’t spend long times in public places.
- If you are lucky, your company may ask you to work from home.Enjoy the paid holiday instead of grumbling.
- Simply put together avoid shops,schools,museum,theaters,bars,entertainment venues and travel.
- you can add your points too.
What about the other terms, we are coming across,like Self-isolation & Self-quarantine ?
Self isolation- It is for those persons who have symptoms of Corona virus.These persons are advised to stay home.
Self Quarantine-it’s for those who are suspected to have infected and are required to isolate themselves up to 14 days.
Corona virus is not a joke.Let us stop posting and sharing memes on it.
May God keep all of us safe.
“Death can be as common as the common cold.
We have taken everything for granted, but we forget that we are only travelers here for a short time.
So don’t play the bus driver when you don’t know how to drive.”
Be safe,play safe & be helpful to the society.
Thank you. Namaste 🙏🙏🙏