Using public transportation, visiting a place of worship, or otherwise traveling from the home is associated with a significantly higher likelihood of testing positive with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, while practicing strict social distancing is associated with a markedly lower likelihood.
Source: COVID-19 study links strict social distancing to much lower chance of infection: Researchers say that similar studies could be used to predict local trends in infectious outbreaks — ScienceDaily
Public health messages addressed to the general population should be clear and unambiguous. This is particularly important in times of a pandemic like that caused by the coronavirus. Millions of lives are at stake. One of the messages, “social distancing,” widely used by public health authorities during the present pandemic, exemplifies this shortcoming. It should More
Source: A Wrong Message for the Pandemic – CounterPunch.org
Lockdowns, stay-at-home orders, closed schools, and canceled public events prevented millions of Covid-19 coronavirus cases and deaths, according to two new peer-reviewed studies in the journal Nature.
Source: Coronavirus: Covid-19 lockdowns and social distancing have proven effective – Vox
“The open air helps. But there are other factors to worry about.”
Source: How much should you be worried about a COVID-19 spike from the protests?
On the day after armed protestors stormed the Capitol building in Michigan to demand that the whole economy be re-opened, the news included reports that Michigan has the highest current death rates in the United States from the novel coronavirus. That is a serious problem. Voluntary good will in avoiding risks of infection during a More
Source: Class Struggles and Social Distancing – CounterPunch.org