‘Physical Distancing’ is Appropriate than ‘Social Distancing’ during COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Hom Nath Chalise Department of Public Health, Nobel College affiliated to Pokhara University, Sinamangal, Kathmandu, Nepal
Keywords: COVID-19, Social Distancing, Physical Distancing, COVID-19 Pandemic


One of the phrases that is widely being used amid this pandemic is ‘Social Distancing’. Yes, the suggestion is good but is the phrase an appropriate one, and most importantly is it conveying a healthy message to us, social beings who can’t survive without other beings? One thing that is shocking is Physical distance can be measured and easily implemented, while 'social distance' is a measure of the distance across social boundaries. Therefore, it would be much more suitable to use the phrase “physical distancing”, since, we still (despite being isolated physically) socialize through an online platform with our loved ones and well-wishers.

How to Cite
Chalise, H. N. (2021). ‘Physical Distancing’ is Appropriate than ‘Social Distancing’ during COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of Health and Allied Sciences, 11(1), 91-92. https://doi.org/10.37107/jhas.230