Why health officials say ‘physical distancing’ is a better term than ‘social distancing’

Article Link: https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/why-health-officials-say-physical-distancing-is-a-better-term-than-social-distancing-1.4863344

Discussion posted by: itzfitzhere

Many health officials and news organizations have started to shift away from the term “social distancing” and are replacing it with “physical distancing” instead. But what does the change mean, and why does wording matter? It comes down to the connotations of the words themselves, health officials say. “Social distancing” doesn’t put the emphasis where it belongs.