Staying at home more often than ever has to have its negative impacts on our health, both physical and psychological. Most of us are not used to this way of living and it will definitely take a toll on us. Waiting for it all to be over already has been quite tiring too. But the recent reports by WHO show that in order to flatten the curve, social distancing may have to go on for a long while.
According to the study conducted in Hong Kong, social distancing has been the only effective measure to prevent the spread. Things will likely remain similar until a confirmed vaccine to help kill the virus has surfaced. But the social distancing that the health sector is taking about does not require you to stay confined in your houses, this intermittent distancing will restrict you to stay at a couple meters apart from other people while everyone will have to be following other precautionary measures too.
The researchers too, suggested that behavioural changes and social distancing are more effective and less disruptive than complete lockdowns. But on the other hand, immediately relieving all restrictive policies could result in a spike of COVID-19 cases. This is because when this wave of the virus is over, a risk of more waves is also present. According to the researchers, this virus is here to stay for a while longer and people who are said to be at risk will still be vulnerable when things settle down a little.
These precautionary measures will have to stay in place for a few more months if not for years. On the other hand, American government has asked their citizens to risk their lives to get their economy back on track. Various other protests have also been seen to take place in the country to show their reluctance to staying indoors.