Social distancing serves to protect public health and curb the spread of COVID-19

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Valley News - Health
PASADENA – Social crowding – individuals gathering less than 6-feet apart – has been proven to enable the coronavirus to spread through populations. The coronavirus transmits from person to person primarily through coughing and sneezing, from which the virus is carried on droplets that can enter through the nose, mouth and eyes of others. “With social distancing, along with the other infection prevention guidance including staying at home, frequent hand-washing and the wearing of masks, the rate of individuals being infected by this highly infectious virus will remain lower,” Dr. James E. Baker said with Kaiser Permanente Southern California. “Without such preventive measures, the number of coronavirus cases rises dramatically. That steep increase can overwh
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