Different Types of Distancing

Social, Physical and Others

Rahman Mohamed

Since 2020 began new words have entered daily conversation worldwide.  In English they include “quarantine”, “isolation”, and “distancing”.  Unknown to many there are different types of distancing.  Although measures to contain COVID-19 (Carona virus) include physical distancing, it has been named social distancing worldwide by Media, Political Leaders, and the World Health Organization (WHO).  So what is the difference between ‘Social’ and ‘Physical’ distancing?  How protective are each?

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