Say Yes to Physical Distancing, No to Social Distancing

As we confront the Coronavirus, physical separation is essential, a non-negotiable strategy. Social distancing is the opposite: unnecessary and complicating. We mustn’t confuse the two.

In her now-famous Ted Talk, Brene Brown states that human beings are social animals. We fear disconnection and isolation. The idea of distancing ourselves socially runs contrary to our most basic instincts.

In this surreal moment, our world needs social connection like never before. Connection, Community: the new Vitamin C.

If there’s a silver lining to all of this, it’s that the channels for bridging social distances are firmly established. Virtual communications platforms like Zoom,

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