Social Distancing: Why is it so Important?

Social Distancing: Why is it so Important?

In a time of confusion during a global epidemic, it’s more important than ever to understand and be aware of how you can play a role in bringing this crisis to an end. As the COVID-19 virus spreads throughout the United States, you may be hearing more and more about the term “social distancing.” This will likely be the phrase of the year as we deal with the spread of this highly contagious disease.

In today’s blog from The Online Drugstore, we’ll explain just exactly how and why social distancing is the best way to combat the spread of this illness. Over the next few weeks, you may not only hear about social distancing, but also the phrase “flatten the curve.” Keep reading to learn more about how you can help do just that by staying home and staying safe.

As your trusted online health store, we feel as though it is our responsibility to keep our customers informed. That’s why we’re focusing our time and attention on the coronavirus and how we can help “flatten the curve,” so to speak, when it comes to slowing down the spread of this virus.

Understanding the Spread

Many people have trouble taking the spread of the virus seriously because they are young, or healthy, and because their chances of recovery if they do happen to get sick are very high. That, however, is not the focus of our concern. Where many people are concerned lies in the fact that even healthy people may contribute to the spread of this illness. And, if someone with a weakened immune system contracts this illness, that’s when it can become a much bigger problem.

Social Distancing

This is where social distancing becomes so important. By staying home and avoiding close contact with other people, we can help slow the spread of this illness as a community. If people continue about their lives as normal, it becomes almost a free-for-all and the spread can rise extremely quickly. However, if we can limit the exposure and the contact that we have with other people, that spread slows way down, and we can help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus (flatten the curve) before it gets out of control.

If you’d like to see an example simulation of how this works, please visit this corona simulator online.

How You Can Help

Social distancing really does come down to each individual — yes, you can make a difference. As your online health store, we’d like to do everything we can to make it easier for you to stay home and stay healthy.

While it is important to stock up on the things you need so that you can avoid leaving the house as much as possible, it is also important to understand that the people in your community are doing the same thing. Get what you need, but don’t overdo it. By hoarding things like toilet paper and hand soap, you may be taking supplies from families and individuals in need.

This is a great time to do some chores that you’ve been putting off around the house. It’s a great time to pick up a new hobby. It’s a great time to learn some at-home workouts. If possible, order what you can online from The Online Drugstore. We have the healthcare products you need at affordable prices that we’ll deliver straight to your door.

Even while staying home and practicing social distancing, it’s important to remember to keep washing your hands, stop touching your face, and practice good hygiene.

Remember Compassion

As our country is dealing with this viral illness, it’s important not to let fear take control. We must all work together to combat the spread of this disease, so, even as you are distancing yourself from public places and people, know that you are doing your part in flattening the curve. Treat people with respect and understanding as we navigate these unknown waters. Fear and panic can spread just as quickly as an illness. By keeping calm and making the best of social distancing and staying home, you can help keep morale high for the people around you — even if it’s virtually for now.

Get the Healthcare Products You Need Delivered Straight to Your Door

The Online Drugstore has all of the vitamins, supplementsover-the-counter medications, and personal health products that you need and we’ll deliver them straight to your door so that you don’t have to leave the house. As your online health store, we encourage you to practice social distancing so that, as a community, we can flatten the curve and help slow the spread of this illness as quickly as possible. If we do our best to work together as a community by staying home and encouraging others to do the same, we can put an end to this global crisis. Stay home, stay safe, and shop The Online Drugstore today!

16th Mar 2020 The Online Drugstore

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