Yes, I absolutely advocate for people adhering to social distancing for the sake of avoiding deaths. This is the main objective in public health. Social distancing has certainly strained social relationships, but I feel there are resources like social media and Zoom to keep people connected.

If you look at the main purpose of public health — to act in the interest of public wellbeing, this approach makes perfect sense.


Medical student, molecular biologist and educator. I write about science and medicine.

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