Coronavirus Until 2022? If We Don’t Take Social Distancing Seriously, Maybe So.


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Why you need to actually follow social distancing guidelines.

M. Grabowski, Editor-in-Chief

You’re young, you’re healthy, and most of all you’re bored in quarantine. So, hanging out with your friends for a little bit isn’t a big deal? That’s exactly what some students have been thinking over quarantine, and I’ve seen groups of people going over to their friend’s houses, and teenagers even just hanging out outside. If you’re one of these people, I get where you’re coming from, but I urge you to keep reading. It’s a bigger deal than you know: seeing your bro, who you miss so much, is not only risking your life, but so many other’s lives too. 

Professor of Health Science at Ball State University, Jagdish Khubchandani, sums socializing up perfectly, “You are playing with fire if you visit friends.” The six feet apart rule didn’t just come from nobody! It came from the World Health Organization, “ When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain the virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.” 

Remember–all those people in the neighborhood getting together at a BBQ cookout together could be one of the reasons why Coronavirus may go on for so long. A recent CNN article stated, “Social distancing in the US may have to be endured until 2022.” Robert Redfield, the director of CDC says, “If we can just maximize that social distancing, we can limit this virus’s ability.” 

So, saying you wish Coronavirus would end is one thing, but making it happen is another. Use your power to social distance!