“Physical distancing" is a better term than social distancing. We have to stay socially connected through this pandemic. Community building, togetherness, and emotional connections via electronic devices are imperative for our mental health.
1. a better term 一個更好的術語
2. stay socially connected 保持社會性連結
3. community building 社區建立
4. electronic devices 電子裝置
5. imperative 極重要的；緊急的；迫切的
6. it is imperative that… …是至關重要的
We can stay in connection with each other on the phone, webcam, and many other online formats. Now is a time to be intentional and interactive and not to isolate. We are wired to be social and luckily can maintain that with technology.
7. stay in connection with 與…維持聯繫
8. webcam 網路攝像機
9. be wired to do something (本能)被設定去做某件事*
*be wired to do something:
The phrase can be a metaphor in a way alluding to the behavior of a system. Or it may be literal. We might also say “be programmed" https://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/be-programmed:
If you think about our body in general, especially the nervous system, it resembles a network of connections like wires (電線). That is, we are like systems connected by wires, so we are “set up" (被設定) to behave a certain way.
•The human brain is wired to look for danger.
•Humans are wired to be social. We are not wired to be alone.
•Some people are actually genetically wired to dislike vegetables.
•Our brains are wired to make sense of things by drawing connections between thoughts, ideas, actions, and consequences.
At a daily news briefing on March 20, officials of the WHO said while maintaining a physical distance was “absolutely essential" amid the global pandemic, “it does not mean that socially we have to disconnect from our loved ones, from our family."
10. news briefings 新聞發布會 ；新聞簡報
11. maintain a physical distance 保持人身距離
12. absolutely essential 絕對必要的
13. amid the global pandemic 在全球大流行中
14. disconnect from… 與…脫節
Practice physical distancing rather than social distancing!