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Loneliness and Why We Will Beat COVID-19


Feelings of loneliness are widespread as humanity continues to self-isolate to stop the spread of coronavirus. However, there is a scientific reason behind those feelings, as Dr. Joe Hanson explains in this video. It’s brief, thoughtful, and may help you withstand the pandemic. Social distancing brings loneliness and pain, but working together while staying apart is what will starve the virus.

SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 are nasty enemies. Invisible, mysterious, and deadly, they have spread around the world and caused much of humanity to hide away. Germs like these only succeed and spread because of our social evolution, and our social nature is why social and physical distancing is so deeply painful for us. But evolution has also given us the gifts we need to survive this difficult time. Here’s how.

Dr. Joe Hanson

While sheltering in place and practicing social distancing, we have celebrated Earth Day in virtual space. People living in the Northern Hemisphere have watched the Spring of 2020 come and go, finding comfort in plants. Stay safe, everyone. We’re all in this together.

Special thanks to Dr. Joe Hanson, It’s Okay to Be Smart, and PBS Digital Studios for creating this video. More information about protecting yourself and each other during the pandemic can be obtained from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

The information contained in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as health or medical advice. Always consult a physician or other qualified health provider regarding any questions you may have about a medical condition or health objectives.


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