It’s Ignorant to Prioritize Holiday Gathering over Long-term Survival
Prioritizing gathering during the holidays over survival is ignorant.
Last updated on Jan 16 , 2021
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Avoiding Holiday Gatherings During the Coronavirus Pandemic Is Actually Simple Some Americans might insist they must get together for the holidays, but that's just not true for most people. There are myriad simple ways to connect with loved ones virtually or from a safe distance.
There are a multitude of ways to still “see” each other virtually. New technology—as well as calling and texting—allows families to connect without necessitating physical proximity. It may even make it easier for long-distance family members to get in on the festivities.
From Zoom, to FaceTime, to House Party, there are so many ways to "see" family and friends virtually during this holiday season. People do not need to be physically in the same room to enjoy each other's company.
For some families that live far away from each other, a virtual holiday gathering may even be easier—not to mention less costly—than an in-person celebration. Instead of flying in from different cities, states, or even from different countries, everyone can safely meet up online.
It might not be quite the same, but virtual gatherings still offer friends and family the opportunity to enjoy many of the same fun holiday activities—such as crafting, cooking, or even a family game night—that they'd do in person.
Artists and writers have already created online formats for holiday celebrations, from holiday bingo to virtual holiday trivia.
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