In theory, never leaving home during the coronavirus pandemic is the most effective means of prevention. It reduces your chance of infection and quickly contains the disease’s spread. A recent study in Science found, for example, that this kind of distancing is even better than widespread travel bans or restrictions.
In practice, however, it’s not always possible to hole up. Your circumstances may not afford you the luxury of working from home or avoiding public transit. And sometimes life happens and you just need to get on a plane.
The good news is that tamping down the coronavirus isn’t an all-or-nothing game. There are still many ways you can practice responsible social distancing even when you have to be out and about in the world. In addition to the basics—don’t touch your face, and wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds—click HERE for to read the article by Tanya Basu and Karen Hao that shares some other tips, collected from half a dozen experts, to follow in different areas of your life.
Source: MIT Technology Review
The coronavirus is raising a lot of questions for parents, like what does it mean to work from home while parenting young children? Hear from Anya Kamenetz and Cory Turner - education reporters by day and parents by night (and day). In recent weeks, their two worlds have collided, with parents and educators equally concerned about the spread of COVID-19. So here's a quick rundown of some of the great questions they've heard from listeners and readers and the answers they've been able to explore in their reporting. Click HERE to read the article or have a 14-minute listen below.