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      I know this is off topic a little, but I always hated the term ‘Social Distance’. It is simply incorrect. What it refers to is physical distance. Social distance is when you stop answering your phone and emails and just ghost everyone. That behaviour is to be avoided during a pandemic not encouraged. Not a criticism of the article though, the common usage is clear.

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        True. How we use “social distancing” during the pandemic is odd when you stop and think about it.

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        This was realized almost immediately and the WHO IIRC recommended “physical distancing” instead.

        It didn’t catch on.

        Similarly I believe “lockdown” as a term originates from the phenomenon of “active shooter situations”. Orwell would have had a field day with this.