The differences in social distancing guidelines across the country

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By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There are lots of photos and videos of people not social distancing in all sorts of settings around the country, and depending on the part of the country that you visit, there are different guidelines. 

Clearly, different areas of the country can have different guidelines based on CDC recommendations.

The problem is the different guidelines are written to reflect consistent testing and tracking of cases. Unfortunately, this is not happening everywhere and it is inconsistent at best. 

Furthermore, many recommendations are being made based on opinion and not on science. 

This is why I continue to stress that each of us make decisions erroring on the side of caution and protecting our loved ones and those around us. 

It is important that you clearly think about the choices you make.