By now, you've probably heard the phrase "social distancing," which refers to the act of cancelling plans and isolating yourself socially as a means of preventing the spread of a highly contagious disease, especially to those at higher risk than you are. But why is it so important? These infographics lay it all out.
1.This matchstick visualization that shows just how quickly the virus can spread like fire.
2.And this graphic that demonstrates how the virus spread in clusters in South Korea.
3.And this one which shows the effect of just one person keeping their social distance from friends and loved ones.
4.This photo that serves as a reminder to think about others and their needs during difficult times.
5.And this chart that shows the R naught of COVID-19, which is basically the reproductive number of the virus.
6.And this quote, illustrating how each single case of COVID-19 can have much deeper effects if people are not careful to avoid others.
7.This chart that shows exactly how effective social distancing can actually flatten the curve of infection.
8.And this one, which shows historically how flattening the curve can really work in society.
9.And this particularly eye-opening chart, which shows just how contagious young and seemingly healthy people might be, even those who aren't showing symptoms.
10.This chart, which shows how every single person is responsible for the well-being of others.
11.And this uplifting quote, which reminds us that even during difficult times when social gatherings should be called off, there are still plenty of ways to find joy.