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LUXURY OF 6 FEET SOCIAL DISTANCING - DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES

LUXURY OF 6 FEET SOCIAL DISTANCING - DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES
LUXURY OF 6 FEET SOCIAL DISTANCING - DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES
LUXURY OF 6 FEET SOCIAL DISTANCING - DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES
LUXURY OF 6 FEET SOCIAL DISTANCING - DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES
Many cities in the world like Brazil and India, six feet space is a luxury. Physical space and the density of people living in the space are constraints. Not many countries can afford 6 six feet social distancing in urban cities. This accelerates virus transmission. In many cities, "home" is a 90 square-foot room shared by four or more people. Mumbai's local trains, which are the backbone of the city's transport system, carry 7.5 million passengers daily, 2.6 times its seating capacity according to a report in 2017.

Population density isn't the only factor making people stand close to each other; culture plays a key role. Among Hindus, physical distance was historically maintained between upper and lower-caste people. Outside of the caste context, however, colleagues and school friends commonly stand and sit close, eating out of each other's lunch boxes. Maintaining a physical distance from others can make people appear odd. 

People crowded at grocery shops because of anxiety over whether the stores would suddenly shut down again. Two cities in the western state of Gujarat are shutting down vegetable and fruit shops because of crowding.

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Hi!
Great post! I have always questioned health professionals advice to physical distance and quarantine. Like in India , many hispanic people live in small multigenerational homes. This makes it almost impossible to quarantine if someone in the home contracts COVID-19. In my opinion, health officials should do more to highlight alternatives and extra protective measures families can take when faced with exposure from a person living in the household.

01-Aug-2020

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