For the past year, the coronavirus pandemic has defined our daily life, determining how we learn, work, eat, travel and socialize. But those parameters are changing, as millions of vaccinated Americans mingle with the millions waiting for their turn and the millions who remain reluctant to get the shots. That means the rules of etiquette are changing, as well.
If you see something that disturbs you on social media, it could be that someone shared an article without knowing it was misleading, or did not realize their behavior was unsafe. If it is the latter, try to understand their motivations and privately offer some safer alternatives or “coping strategies,” says Carolyn Cannuscio, director of research at the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Public Health Initiatives.