Daniel Aldrich in The Conversation: Physical distance, yes, social, no. Here’s how to strengthen ties during the pandemic
by Joris Arnaud, Julie-Maude Normandin, Marie-Christine Therrien, The Conversation
In times of crisis, our social ties allow us not only to reduce the effects of an event, but also to recover more quickly. The Covid-19 is no exception, even if the directives of physical distancing lead us to transform our social relationships: we can no longer meet, hug, cry together.
As recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) since the end of March and suggested by experts like Daniel P. Aldrich , a professor specializing in the study of the impact of social ties for post-disaster resilience, it does not we must no longer speak of social distancing, but of physical distancing, while remaining socially connected.