Social distancing keeps people like me alive. Amid coronavirus, it’s an act of heroism.
Will Cathcart, Opinion contributor Published 5:00 a.m. ET March 25, 2020 | Updated 7:16 a.m. ET March 25, 2020CLOSE Social distancing matters. Here is how to do it and how it can help curb the COVID-19 pandemic. USA TODAYI am 37 thanks to the same precautions that you need to be taking right now. Thanks on behalf of people like me who might not survive coronavirus.Right now the United States along with the rest of the world is facing a John F. Kennedy moment — an “Ask not what your country can do for you” moment. And right now you are sitting at home. It feels like inaction, but I assure you it is not. You are doing this not just for your own health but for that of everyone you know and love as well as those you don’t. Right now social distancing is an act of heroism. Thank you on behalf of people like me who might not survive this virus.I am 37, but I would not be had I not been taking the same precautions that you need to be taking right now. Born with the deadly genetic respiratory disease cystic fibrosis (CF), I was avoiding coronavirus before it