By now, you've probably heard that to slow the COVID-19 epidemic, people need to stay 6 feet (1.8 meters) apart from each other. Here's why, and how it works.... LIVE SCIENCE · 2 months
Social media influencers could promote social distancing behaviors amongst adolescents  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Public health bodies should consider incentivizing social media influencers to encourage adolescents to follow social distancing guidelines, say researchers. more
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The Latest: US task force chief concerned about gatherings  ABC NEWS · 1 day
White House coronavirus task force coordinator Deborah Birx says she’s “very concerned” that people going outdoors for the Memorial Day weekend aren’t maintaining 6 feet of social distancing more
Scientists urge Germans to keep social distancing discipline  REUTERS · 4 weeks
Germans must persevere with social distancing or risk exponential growth in the number of coronavirus cases, four leading science institutes... more
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The Latest: Greece opens beaches with social distancing  ABC NEWS · 1 week
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The Latest: Spain pleased children are social distancing  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
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Caught on video, NYPD social distancing patrols turn violent  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Despite mounting pressure to stop using police to enforce social distancing, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is continuing to stand by the controversial practice, saying Thursday: “We’re not... more
Mayor praises New Yorkers for warm weather social distancing  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Mayor Bill de Blasio is praising New Yorkers for mostly adhering to social distancing rules while out enjoying the warmest weekend of the coronavirus spring more
As warmer weather beckons, NYPD to enforce social distancing  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
New York City police dispatched 1,000 officers this weekend to enforce social distancing as warmer weather tempted New Yorkers to come out of quarantine more
Pandemic research: Economics project to explore impact of biases on social distancing  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
With neither a vaccine nor a proven treatment available, many communities are relying on social distancing to battle the coronavirus pandemic, from closing non-essential... more
The Latest: Federal social distancing guidelines to expire  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
President Donald Trump says the federal government will not be extending its social distancing guidelines when they expire Thursday at the end of the month more
Study: Social distancing should be maintained to avoid the resurgence of COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A new study by epidemiologists at the University of Notre Dame suggests social distancing measures at current levels in many states may need to... more
Astronomers find regular rhythms among pulsating stars  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Through the noise, a class of stars reveals its inner workings; poor 'social distancing' identified using NASA space telescope. more
Navy SEAL recruits resume training while social distancing  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Navy SEAL recruits and their instructors are being tested for the coronavirus as the candidates in one of the military's most grueling programs return to training with new social distancing guidelines more
New guidance to mitigate the psychological effects of social distancing  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
New guidance published in The BMJ today during Mental Health Awareness Week has outlined guidance for primary care workers on the best-evidenced methods to mitigate the psychological effects... more
Despite violent arrest, NYPD to maintain distancing patrols  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
New York City’s mayor is rejecting calls to stop having police officers enforce social distancing during the coronavirus crisis more
Social Distancing Worked in Wuhan and Shanghai, Says New Study  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
An analysis of contact survey data from 636 participants in Wuhan and 557 participants in Shanghai,... more
Stringent social distancing measures in Louisville are saving lives, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A new modeling study by the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences and the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health & Wellness... more
COVID-19 Simulator shows how lifting or extending social-distancing measures will impact states  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A new online tool, COVID-19 Simulator, developed by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and Georgia Tech can help policy makers see how lifting or... more
NYPD distancing patrols to stay after violent arrest  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
New York City’s mayor is rejecting calls to stop having police officers enforce social distancing during the coronavirus crisis after one was caught on video pulling a stun gun on a man... more
NYC to use more non-police 'ambassadors' to urge distancing  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is planning to double the ranks of non-police workers trying to persuade people to comply with social distancing after an outcry over racial... more
Do political beliefs affect social distancing?  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Experts say voluntary physical distancing in the United States was essential to slowing the spread of COVID-19 in the early days and weeks of the pandemic, even before such measures were mandatory. A group of researchers... more
Lockdown challenges: What evolution tells us about our need for personal space  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Humans are intensely social creatures. We all need company and social contact. But for many of us, being at home for long periods with... more
Surfaces that grip like gecko feet could be easily mass-produced  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
The science behind sticky gecko's feet lets gecko adhesion materials pick up about anything. But cost-effective mass production of the materials was out of reach until now. A... more
Company makes 'bumper tables' for restaurants amid virus  ABC NEWS · 6 days
A company in Baltimore has created “bumper tables” designed to keep people 6 feet from each other while eating and talking in social settings amid the coronavirus pandemic more
How non-pharmaceutical interventions affect COVID lockdown relaxation  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
An American study published on the preprint server medRxiv in April 2020 shows the frightening limitations of any relaxation of social distancing norms with respect to containing the COVID-19 spread. Currently, the illness is... more
TACC COVID-19 twitter dataset enables social science research about pandemic  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Of the myriad ways researchers are fighting the spread of the coronavirus, studying Tweets may not be the first that come to mind. But now, as in past... more
Coronavirus 'news fatigue' starts to bite for Australians in lockdown  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
During social isolation, Australians have been staying at home to stop the spread of COVID-19. This has resulted in an increase in news and media consumption. After weeks... more
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