Having to keep your distance from other people socially because of the virus.
I was driving to buy groceries, the usual trip along the usual route. Noticing the other cars around me, it occurred to me: the cars having passengers were at risk, but solo drivers were safe.
This is the opposite of what has been emphasized for decades:
But in the era of viruses, the opposite is necessary for health and safety.
This virus pandemic is taking us back to an earlier age.