In the beginning, individual cases were cumulatively being identified. We remember the stories and reporting of at least one Covid-19 individually mentioned case.
It’s a clear way of name and shame and as the toll for death and illness increase, they are dotted along as markings on a very articulate graph or axis. I hate to be blunt about this, it means we’ve been treating people like dots on a map, literally and figuratively.
Social distancing from other people will become more important. Please never forget to treat personal information of other people with the same privacy of space and respect. It makes a world of a difference for a viral attitude to fight this pandemic ✊