- A clip from the TV show Scrubs is going viral for the way it explains the need for social distancing amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Zach Braff retweeted the clip over the weekend and fans loved it.
- The clip shows how easily germs can spread via human contact, especially in a hospital setting.
A clip from the popular TV show Scrubs went viral over the weekend after Zach Braff retweeted it to his followers. The clip highlights how easily disease can spread in a hospital settingand will probably feel especially relevant if you’re currently practicing social distancing amidst the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The clip comes from the show’s 12th episode of its fifth season (way back in 2006!!), and shows how quickly a disease can spread via accidental contact.
You can watch the clip here:
So, yep, social distancing is definitely something you should take seriously. These do’s and don’ts of social distancing will help you figure out exactly what you should and should not do right now. (Tl;dr, you should definitely cancel all your upcoming dinner reservations, but you can still go outside provided you maintain a safe distance from other people.)
On Sunday, March 15, the CDC also released new recommendations advising people to cancel events of more than 50 people throughout the United States for the next eight weeks.
After Zach retweeted the clip to his followers, people quickly chimed in letting him know they’ve been thinking about this very episode.
I showed this to my kids and I think it made a bigger impact than anything else Ive said, thanks @zachbraff https://t.co/ApeIIqsNCe Sarah Baber (@sarahebaber)
“I was immediately thinking of this clip when they told us to minimize contact and sanitize!” wrote one follower. “
“One of the best visualizations of how germs spread I have ever seen!” wrote another fan.