Ignoring Social Distancing, Crowds Go To The Beach In California

Published on April 27, 2020

Is social distancing that important?

Underestimated by government representatives such as President Trump, Jair Bolsonaro (Brazil) and Giuseppe Conte (Italy), Coronavirus is the new challenge to our society. As we know so far, is basically a contagious disease with no clear vaccine in sight. A person that has tested positive for COVID-19 can take between 2 to 14 days to show symptoms. In the meantime, there’s a chance to spread the disease through contact.

Milan’s mayor, Giuseppe Sala, apologized after saying that the city “shouldn’t stop.” Italy registered with some of the highest number of reported COVID-19 cases in the world until April 11th, when the U.S. surpassed the cases number.

Numbers Are Actually People

In 24 hours, the USA reached yesterday (25) 2.494 new death cases. Isn’t this reason enough to use masks and respect social distancing? According to a World Health Organization report, the advice for protection is to avoid groups of people, keep one meter of distance and hand hygiene is extremely crucial. Recommendations currently being ignored by people in Southern California beaches. The same situation happened in Jacksonville, Florida, when the mayor allowed beaches to reopen for certain hours a day.

Stress and Anxiety

The Center for Disease Control published some tips for people stressed or anxious with this situation as well.Check it out! Also, you can see how to eat healthy during the quarantine. If you want to relax your body and mind, there’s free yoga classes available on YouTube!

In case you want to have more information about the pandemic, yesterday Netflix released an episode called Explained. The show approaches how a pandemic happens in the world and how solve it.

According to the CDC, “everyone reacts differently to stressful situations and having to socially distance yourself from someone you love can be difficult.” So remember to take care of yourself and the ones you love, let’s get through it positively. Also, keep in mind that other people have family and loved ones as well that they are trying to keep safe and healthy.

Luciana Gontijo is Staff Writer at Grit Daily. Based in Brazil, she focuses her writing on arts and entertainment. She was formerly with HuffPost Brazil.

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