What is the difference between an epidemic and a pandemic? It’s all about scale.
Implementing social distancing can be done at the individual level which is focused on a person not catching COVID-19 or at a population level to slow the spread of the pandemic across large groups of people.
Now that we have social distancing policies and protocols in place, how long will it be before they can be relaxed?
Social distancing, travel restrictions, shelter-in-place, and lockdowns are all blunt instruments in fighting a pandemic. But what if doctors could pinpoint who among the people with cough and fever have COVID-19, and even identify who are asymptomatic carriers of the virus?
Social distancing is proven to help protect you from getting the virus and becoming sick. But what is social distancing, why do we need it, and how can we do it right?