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Could social distancing make you more likely to contract COVID?

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Sep 19, 2020 … WASHINGTON — In many parts of the world, social distancing has become the law of the land. While most health officials agree this is helping to curb the spread of the coronavirus, a new study warns it may eventually backfire. Researchers say continuing to socially distance may weaken the human microbiome, making people more vulnerable to…

Strict Social Distancing Policies During Coronavirus Outbreak Worth It In Long Run, Economists Say

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Apr 18, 2020 … Lead author: “Our benefit-cost analysis shows that the extensive social distancing measures being adopted in the U.S. likely do not constitute an overreaction.” LARAMIE, Wyo. — The aggressive social distancing policies implemented around the United States have caused millions to lose their jobs and brought many sectors of the national economy to a screeching halt.…

Social distancing six feet apart is based on ‘outdated science,’ scientists say

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Aug 28, 2020 … Researchers say that social distancing guidelines should differ depending on where you are and what you (and those around you) are doing. Review shows eight of ten studies find that respiratory droplets can travel beyond six feet. One concludes that a sneeze can send aerosols as far as 26-feet inside a room. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Six…

Social distancing comes naturally to sick vampire bats, study reveals

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Oct 28, 2020 … “In the wild, vampire bats – which are highly social animals – keep their distance when they’re sick or living with sick groupmates. And it can be expected that they reduce the spread of disease as a result.” COLUMBUS, Ohio — There’s still a mystery surrounding the origin of the coronavirus pandemic. Much of the focus…

Money matters: U.S. social distancing rates strongly influenced by income

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Jul 30, 2020 … DAVIS, Calif. — Before the coronavirus arrived on American soil, residents of wealthier U.S. communities generally spent lots of time out of the house; taking trips, going out on weekends, etc. Conversely, poorer Americans typically stayed home more often. Now, however, a new study on social distancing shows those roles have reversed. Financially secure Americans who…

People who scoff at social distancing embrace idea — once they understand exponential growth

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Jun 29, 2020 … COLOGNE, Germany — A significant and vocal portion of Americans have resisted COVID-19 containment measures at every turn. From wearing a mask to maintaining a safe distance from other people, this contingent believes following such recommendations is unnecessary and oppressive. Policy makers and health officials are trying their best to convince the general public these practices are…

Coronavirus Waves May Require Social Distancing Policies Until 2022, Harvard Researchers Warn

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Apr 20, 2020 … BOSTON — Many Americans appear to be at odds on when to open up the economy, but if one thing is for sure, we all want the coronavirus pandemic to be over. It has disrupted our days, cost many of us jobs, and taken the lives of thousands of our friends, family, and neighbors. So, how long…

Social Distancing: How Feeling Obligated To Help Family, Friends Can Harm Relationships

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Mar 24, 2020 … In some scenarios, a sense of obligation is the “glue that holds relationships together,” but for other people it has the opposite effect. EAST LANSING, Mich. — Everyone’s world has suddenly become a whole lot smaller. As literally hundreds of millions of people all over the world are being asked to stay indoors and practice social…

COVID-19 on campus: Most college administrators worry students won’t social distance

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Jul 13, 2020 … WASHINGTON — Besides carving one’s career path, the quintessential college experience is all about new adventures, forming lasting friendships and romances, and experiencing independence for the first time. None of that exactly meshes well with social distancing. Indeed, it’s not convenient and certainly isn’t enviable, but millions of college students are facing a peculiar situation come…

Posting Your Fitness Feats On Social Media Can Make Others Feel Worse About Themselves

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Jun 28, 2018 … TUCSON, Ariz. — Your Facebook newsfeed might be full of those friends who frequently post their running routes and distances, or their latest CrossFit accomplishment. You have your own feelings about the posts, of course, be it jealousy or admiration, but believe it or not, this kind of content may also affect your own health.…

Natural depression remedy: Staying social is ‘strongest protective factor’ against the blues

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Aug 17, 2020 … Researchers say having a person that you feel comfortable confiding may be the most important aspect of social connection when it comes to fighting depression. BOSTON — What’s the best way to avoid feeling depressed? Some will tell you staying active and physically fit keeps the blues away, while others may turn to retail therapy when…

Shame On You: 51% Of Americans Have Judged Someone Else For Failing To Social Distance

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May 06, 2020 … Survey reveals that after the coronavirus pandemic ends, nearly 7 in 10 adults will avoid handshakes and kisses with others. Seventy-two percent of Americans say they now wash their hands after each time they use their mobile phone. PROVO, Utah — Going outside these days is dangerous business. Americans all over the country have been told…

Many Americans Lonelier Than Ever Before As Coronavirus Social Distancing Wears On

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Apr 20, 2020 … PHOENIX — Any high-stress situation can take a toll on one’s mental health, and the coronavirus pandemic presents us with some unique hardships that many of us have never faced before. While Americans remain under quarantine, it’s natural to wonder how social distancing is affecting mental health collectively across the country. A new survey of…

Study: Thanks To Social Media, Breaking Up Is More Painful Than Ever Before

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Feb 17, 2020 … If you fear you’re nearing the end of a relationship, it may be a good time to say goodbye to Facebook too. Researchers warn it may be “almost impossible to move on” easily, otherwise. BOULDER, Colo. — Moving on from a failed romantic relationship is rarely easy. Memories and passionate feelings don’t just disappear overnight,…

Study: 6 Feet Social Distancing Guidelines Insufficient — Coronavirus Can Travel 18 Feet In 5 Seconds!

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May 20, 2020 … WASHINGTON — All over the country Americans are being told to stay safe by maintaining a six foot distance from one another in public settings. Unsettlingly, a new study finds that those suggestions may be very insufficient. There is still a lot we don’t understand about the airborne transmission of the coronavirus, but researchers have found…

Social Isolation Increases Risk Of Heart Attack, Stroke, & Death From All Causes

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May 22, 2020 … VIENNA — Social isolation is a word on the tip of everyone’s tongues these days. Staying away from others during this pandemic is keeping us safe, but a new study finds that prolonged social isolation is also quite dangerous. Researchers warn that socially isolated people are over 40% more likely to suffer a heart attack, stroke,…

Study: Loneliness, Social Isolation Greater Health Problem In US Than Obesity

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Aug 06, 2017 … WASHINGTON — Is feeling alone the greatest health problem Americans face? While the obesity epidemic has long been front-and-center in major cities across the U.S., new research finds that loneliness and social isolation is an even greater public health threat than being overweight. Dr. Julianne Holt-Lunstad, a professor of psychology at Brigham Young University conducted…

Survey: 1 In 10 Americans Believe U.S. Government Created Coronavirus

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Apr 27, 2020 … Survey shows nearly a quarter of Americans believe the coronavirus originated in Chinese lab. One in five adults feel the outbreak is being over-exaggerated as a means to bring down President Trump’s chances at reelection. Social media, conservative news linked to belief in misinformation or conspiracy theories about the virus. PHILADELPHIA — Where do you usually…

Study: Many Americans started staying home well before COVID-19 mandates, slowing infection rates

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Jul 03, 2020 … BALTIMORE — From Manhattan to Los Angeles, many Americans saw the writing on the wall regarding  the coronavirus from the start. According to a new study from Johns Hopkins University, residents of the 25 U.S. counties hit the hardest by COVID-19 started limiting their movements long before (6-29 days) official state mandates were issued. Despite those…

Quarantine bad for you? Study claims self-isolation might raise COVID-19 vulnerability

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Jul 09, 2020 … PITTSBURGH — Self-isolation and social distancing are part of the solution to COVID-19, as most doctors would agree. A surprising new study now suggests that prolonged periods of isolation and stress may actually increase one’s vulnerability to upper respiratory infections, and potentially the coronavirus. This entire year has felt like a no-win situation for so many…

Coronavirus infecting majority of bad dreams: Many having social distancing nightmares

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Oct 01, 2020 … HELSINKI, Finland — Many people will likely tell you the coronavirus pandemic has turned 2020 into a nightmare. A new study finds that statement is more accurate than you might think. Researchers in Finland say a majority of the bad dreams people are having this year are now related to COVID-19. A team led by researchers…