The world is tough enough. The world is hard enough. Hug the people you love today. Hug the people you work with today. Just hug one another. Let's take care of one another. It may be the thing that saves us.
Social gestures are important to feel welcome, express trust, show gratitude, and conclude visits with a hopeful tone. Find the best way between you and your doctor to have these feelings, but do not increase your risk of infection in the process.
I didn't know I was so bad until a coworker pulled me aside one day and gave me quite the intervention. "When you hug, Jen," he said, "You look you're in pain. Like a jellyfish is stinging you. Or someone is doing the Electric Slide on top of your toes."