Opinion: Can I give you a hug?

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fairly easy
If you still feel weird touching people, you're not alone, write Megan Ranney and Elizabeth Stuart. As the light at the end of the Covid tunnel gets closer, the possibility of pre-pandemic interactions -- hugs, high fives, intimate dinners, big weddings -- are tantalizingly close. But it also remains frustratingly difficult to figure out what's right, what's safe and what's respectful.
Megan Ranney, MD, MPH, is an associate professor of emergency medicine and associate dean of the School of Public Health at Brown University. Elizabeth Stuart is Bloomberg Professor of American Health and associate dean for education at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The opinions expressed in this commentary are their own. View more opinion on CNN.

(CNN) Who among us hasn't had the recent experience of running into a friend we haven't seen in a year and not knowing what to do. Our social interactions these days so often start out…
Opinion by Megan Ranney and Elizabeth Stuart
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