As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to increase, health organizations across all over the world strive to convey important information about the utility of social distancing.
The Ohio Department of Health decided to take a more exciting approach to the topic and created a new video that uses mouse traps and ping pong balls. At first sight, the idea might seem a bit questionable. Still, the simplicity is quite impressive, allowing everyone to understand the core message, including small children that don’t understand elaborate explications.
At the start, the video showcases a series of mice traps on which ping pong balls have been placed carefully. The traps are very close to each other in this sequence as they represent people who continue to interact at a short distance with others.
The Video Explaining the COVID-19 Pandemic Social Distancing
When a ball is dropped in the middle of the traps, a domino effect is triggered as several traps are set off, activating other traps in the process.
In the second part of the video, there is a significant distance between the traps, and when the ball is dropped, it bounces harmlessly among them. This signals that people who practice social distancing will avoid the contact with a potential patient and remain healthy while also protecting other people that could get the virus from them.
Lockdowns and curfews have been imposed in several countries across all over the world as governments try to limit the spread of the disease. Despite the best efforts of doctors and the medical system, new cases continue to surface daily as the number of deaths increases.
Several laboratories are hard at work on the development of vaccines and drugs that could be harnessed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 specific security, and ethical norms have to be respected to avoid potential issues. The social distancing process will likely last for a while.