Staying six feet apart to avoid getting sick is a relatively new concept and unfamiliar behavior for humans, but a whole bunch of non-human creatures have figured out separating the infected from the healthy is key to survival. “From ants and bees to mice, monkeys and apes, an array of social animals change their behavior to reduce the risk of spreading infections… Many use strategies that wouldn’t work for humans, but they still illustrate why isolating ourselves during an outbreak isn’t as unnatural as it feels.”

 

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