Contrary to popular belief, social distancing is much more than just a trending hashtag stitched with relatable content created by memelords and Tik Tok. According to public health officials, social distancing is a set of non-pharmaceutical infection control actions intended to stop or slow down the spread of a contagious disease. Basically, a fancy term for avoiding public gatherings. While certain people are busy promoting everything from gaumutra to Athawale’s ‘awareness’ chant ‘Go Corona, Corona go’, we all know deep down this is just lip service that doesn’t really help. So, where does that leave us? We’re at that weird, anxious juncture, so let’s just get real.
Considering loneliness being the biggest killer of them all—did you know divorce rates in China having shot up exponentially with citizens on house arrest—we need to act fast and work in harmony to combat this global pandemic. So, here are six ways to self-quarantine AND save your health, marriage and sanity.
If you’ve reached the end of this article, please know that we will get through this. Hang in there. Not everything you read online is reliable so filter and switch off when it gets heavy. While we don’t have the skill set to create the right vaccine, as citizens we need to do everything in our power to pull through. And that starts from home. With that I shall depart, hoping these tips will keep you afloat till the clouds clear. Oh, these dark clouds will clear my friends, because difficult times always lead to better days. Till then just keep gazing at the silver lining.