Vol 4 No 1 Suppl. 1 (2020) - Open Stream on Covid-19 Emergency
Covid-19 Emergency Open Stream Contribution

Covid-19: Physical Distancing Will Make Science Closer to Citizen Participation in Decision Making

Stefano Cinti
Department of Pharmacy, University of Naples Federico II, Via D. Montesano 49, 80131 Naples, Italy & Dissemination of Chemical Culture Interdivisional Group of the Italian Chemical Society
Bio
Published April 9, 2020
Keywords
  • Covid-19,
  • social distancing,
  • communication,
  • solution,
  • connection
How to Cite
Cinti, S. (2020). Covid-19: Physical Distancing Will Make Science Closer to Citizen Participation in Decision Making. Substantia, 4(1), 900. https://doi.org/10.13128/Substantia-900

Abstract

Nowadays, social distancing is mandatory in various countries worldwide. It is defined as a non-pharmaceutical interventions for preventing the spread of COVID-19, by maintaining a distance among people and reducing the frequency of contacts with each other. However, the correct definition, as reported somewhere, should be physical distancing. Populations are “socially” close, citizens are experimenting novel approaches of communication, and novel way to help. Of course, in the era of social networks, everybody is enabled to get in touch, even with people that were missing since lot of time. The velocity of how life goes, the necessity of getting results, the demonstration of own value and the invention of brand-new strategies to overcome the generic “everyday” issues, covering all the fields such as family, job, friends, etc., are facing with a pandemic monster.