Social distancing is one thing -- but we can't abandon our communities over coronavirus

Social distancing is one thing -- but we can't abandon our communities over coronavirus
U.S. Air Force photo by Kendra Williams

FORT WORTH, Texas — When social distancing was first suggested as a means of reducing the spread of the new coronavirus, several of my friends joked how great it is to have public health experts affirm their antisocial tendencies.We now have a legitimate medical excuse to avoid playdates, parties and large crowds — all right!Even for the socially challenged among us, canceling public events, restricting travel and moving college classes online all seem like extreme measures, but the experiences of other nations prove that limiting social contact can be extremely effective, especially early on....


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