Mar 31 SERIOUSLY: CONTROL YOUR DISTANCING
Brothers, Sisters, Friends, Colleagues,
You have already heard multiple times by now about “social distancing” (we prefer the term “physical distancing”, because we still all need to stay socially connected) to help prevent COVID-19 spread, “Flatten the Curve”, and protect our local health systems and hospitals from being overwhelmed.
On this point, we say: Take physical distancing VERY seriously. If you already doing it, keep it up.
Recent reports documenting COVID-19 spread reveal some scary patterns – scary even to the two of us as experienced public health physicians – it appears the virus can be spread by asymptomatic people (meaning no coughing, no sneezing, no fever) by the airborne route. COVID-19 has proven to be a very tough and unique foe.
Here are two informational videos that we helped produce, emphasizing the themes of physical distancing and “Flattening the Curve.”
This is a stressful and anxiety-producing moment for us all – but pandemics do end. We will get through this but let’s also control what we indeed have the power to control: physical distancing to “Flatten the Curve” and fight the virus. Seriously.