social distancing

social distancing

Protecting the public health by separating communities so that people who are stricken by a contagious illness cannot pass it on to others who are not. It includes, e.g., having children stay out of school when they are ill; closing workplaces; postponing meetings; and avoiding large social or religious gatherings or sporting events. It is designed to stop the spread of epidemics or pandemics but is not as strict a limitation on social interaction as quarantine.
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Participants in the addiction studies class had significantly lower scores on SDS-R, reflecting less social distancing from (and more comfort interacting with) individuals in recovery from SUDs compared to participants in the control condition [t(72), 2.04, p - .049].
Worthen, examines how measures of social contact and social distancing relate to attitudes toward lesbian, gay and transgender individuals in a new study.
Second, (http://lskitka.people.uic.edu/styled-3/index.html) research on moral conviction  by psychologist Linda Skitka and her colleagues suggests that attitudes linked to moral values can contribute to social distancing. In other words, if someone considers their position on an issue to be a question of right versus wrong or good versus evil, they're less likely to want to interact with a person who disagrees on that issue.
besides taking rest, avoid crowds and take other social distancing measures.
Patients are advised to take rest, avoid crowds and take other social distancing measures.
These include frequent and thorough washing of hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer, avoid touching your nose, mouth or eyes as the virus survives on common surfaces, take rest, avoid crowds, covering the mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing - cough or sneeze into a tissue or the inner crook of your elbow, avoid contaminating your hands and take other social distancing measures.
(16,17) Pettigrew (18) theorised that contact reduces stigma via the following processes: (a) learning about the outgroup; (b) changing behaviour (social distancing); (c) generating affective ties through emotion, especially reducing anxiety and increasing empathy; and (d) in group reappraisal.
Bid Date & Time: 01/15/16 5:00 PM This project aims to assess the impact of social distancing measures of interest that are implemented alone and/or in combination with improved personal and/or environmental hygiene practices on the incidence of influenza-like illness (ILI) and laboratory-confirmed influenza among K-12 school students and in surrounding communities in the United States.
Alternatively, home monitoring of exposed, asymptomatic persons typically includes self-quarantine practices in conjunction with social distancing (i.e., avoiding crowded areas).
* Encourage social distancing from people who might have been exposed to Ebola in community settings.
"Behavioural interventions such as hand hygiene, cough etiquette, social distancing, using your own prayer mat and contact avoidance can be effective at mitigating health risks, including respiratory illness, among pilgrims."
Social distancing and separation will lead us nowhere," he said.