Aging in the time of COVID-19: Social distancing or social isolation?

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Valley News - Health
Dr. Diane Darby Beach Fallbrook Foundation for Senior Care Everyone hears and understands the cry for social distancing given the coronavirus pandemic the world has been dealing with for the past several months. The primary goal is to prevent transmission of the infection to high-risk people, such as older adults. Social distancing, however, can be helpful or harmful depending on the motivations of those who practice it. Acting out of fear and anxiety, some people engage in bunker-style mentality, hoarding supplies and shutting themselves off from others entirely. Conversely, social distancing with the intent to protect those at greatest risk from getting sick, especially older adults, is socially and ethically responsible and benefits most people. So, what are the downfalls
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