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How Covid19 Illuminated our Need to be Connected

Covid19 is undeniably a terrible thing. However, it helped illuminate our basic human need to be connected. And that need is real for people of all ages, in all economic and geographic areas. The current pandemic has caused isolation and loneliness to become even more widespread. 40% of us reported being lonely even before COVID19 hit, so imagine what percent …

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Isolation and Loneliness

Health risks associated with loneliness and social isolation are comparable to the dangers of smoking and obesity, increasing mortality risk by up to 30%. Feeling alone increases the risk of death by 26%, while social isolation and living alone increases mortality risk by 29% and 32%, respectively, according to a March 2015 study. Social connections have a profound influence on …

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