Social Distancing – It’s Officially Nonsense
I read something the other day that made me smile. The two-metre social distancing rule for coronavirus was “conjured up out of nowhere”, a government adviser has claimed. Anyone surprised?
Authorities have told people to stay at least two metres apart when out in public but this distance has been questioned by some bloke called Robert Dingwall from the New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (Nervtag). What? Nervtag? Oh please! Pass me a bucket…Imagine the meetings trying to come up with that name! What a pathetic joke. Sorry, a slight aside there….
This Dingwall bloke said there was a certain amount of scientific evidence for a one-metre distance but there’s never been a scientific basis for two metres. You really have to laugh eh? These are the people telling us what to do. Or at least advising the people who tell us what to do.
In Oz the social distancing measurement is 1.5 metres. Maybe here they have played it safe and gone right down the middle between one metre and two metres. I suppose the advice in the USA is six feet as they do not use the metric system. It really does show how pathetic these people really are doesn’t it? They have absolutely no idea what they are doing.
Still, “get back in your houses and do not come out until we tell you it is safe to do so.” This is how they are treating everyone.
There has always been a ‘social distancing’ rule of thumb. It is sometimes called “body space”. We all have our own personal body space. If you talk to someone you do not go right up to their face. Nose to nose. Right? And if they come right in your face then you automatically back off. Probably no closer than arms length. It’s called your body space. The same goes for the person you are talking to.
Another unwritten rule is that if someone coughs or sneezes in your face then they are close enough to punch. Most people realise that this rule already exists. They do not need telling to keep a “social distance” of 1.5 metres or 2 metres or 6 feet. Most people do not want a punch in the face!
Stop Watching the News
Seriously, the so called “news” is so full of garbage now. At the best of times it is not good. Right now it is 99.9% virus rubbish. As if there is nothing else going on anywhere.
With such complete devotion to the single story they will be repeating the same shit and, make no mistake, making thing up. My advice is simply to not watch the news or just catch 2 minutes of headlines each day. Keep yourself sane folks!
My philosophy during this coronavirus panic-demic is exactly as Simon and Garfunkel said in one of their songs:
I get the news I need on the weather report
I can gather all the news I need on the weather report
Hey, I’ve got nothing to do today but smile..
Sound advice from some fifty years ago. The rest of the “news” is just garbage!