All kinds of graphs and numbers have been swirling around the news coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. We hear about how we must “flatten the curve” and stay six feet away from other people. These are the core ideas behind social distancing, the practice that has transformed life for billions of people around the world. This debut episode of BrainPOP News (BPN) explains why. You’ll learn about exponential growth, different approaches to social distancing, and why “physical distancing” might be a better description of what we need to do.