Keep social distance to avoid new coronavirus

Since the outbreak of new coronavirus disease, the number of patients has continued to increase. Health workers often call on the public to maintain social distance in their speeches. So, what does it mean to maintain social distance? How do we maintain social distance?

Maintaining "social distance" can also be called "social alienation". Public health officials use it to refer to specific measures taken to prevent and reduce the spread of infectious diseases.

These measures include limiting crowd gatherings, closing buildings and canceling public events. For example, extending public school holidays, suspending college courses on campus, encouraging home office, restricting travel, canceling parades, closing museums, restaurants and shopping venues.

For some diseases spread through droplets and intimate contact, maintaining social distance is a very effective measure to prevent the spread of these infectious diseases. According to expert research, during the pandemic, some large-scale social activities and holidays are usually accompanied by the spread of this disease. Therefore, by maintaining social distance and reducing the possibility of contact between potentially infected and uninfected people, it can help slow the spread of the disease, thereby reducing its morbidity and mortality.

For us, keeping a distance of two meters from others is also one of the effective ways to prevent coronavirus diseases. Other behaviors that help individuals maintain social distance include: avoid taking public transportation during peak hours, try not to visit elderly people or high-risk groups with chronic diseases, choose to go shopping in the mall when traffic is heavy, avoid shaking hands with people, please do not Use "banknotes" and so on.

In the current epidemic, medical experts also hope to slow the sharp rise in the number of cases by maintaining social distance, to help reduce the pressure on the medical system, and to provide better diagnosis and treatment services for existing patients.

Although social alienation can help slow the spread of disease, maintaining social distance for a long time can also bring some negative effects, such as causing economic decline, productivity decline and depression.

I hope that in this epidemic, by keeping a distance from society, we can effectively slow down the spread of new coronavirus diseases, thereby helping us overcome this infectious disease as soon as possible and restore the normal life in the