(USA TODAY) – To hug or not to hug?
For the past year, we've been advised by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to avoid physical contact with anyone not in our immediate household to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. For those living alone, that meant the absence of physical touch. Don't shake hands, don't hug anyone, and definitely don't kiss anyone.
The lack of physical touch has been trying, but many have gotten used to newer, more creative ways of greeting each other whether it's a friendly wave from 6 feet away or an elbow bump. As more Americans get vaccinated and are able to abide by the new CDC guidelines, we may be able to go back to hugging, shaking hands and cheek kisses soon. But should we?
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