Rural health cooperatives are challenged by connectivity and social distancing -- but are innovating
The pandemic has exacerbated existing issues of connectivity and access, but providers and patients are finding creative solutions.
Oct. 16, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: public-health covid-19 coronavirus health-care telehealth data-collection connectivity rural-health
Protecting half of the planet is the best way to fight climate change and biodiversity loss – we've mapped the key places to do it
A new plan targets areas around the world that can store carbon and protect large numbers of species. It calls for preserving these lands, working with Indigenous peoples and connecting wild areas.
Sept. 8, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: climate-change conservation biodiversity indigenous-peoples endangered-species ecosystems wildlife-corridors earth-observation sixth-mass-extinction paris-climate-accord monitoring connectivity
Social distancing increased over the course of human history – but so did empathy and new ways to connect
People have changed over time, growing ever more distant and isolated from others – while at the same time finding new ways and technologies that let individuals connect and feel with others.
April 8, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: human-evolution social-distancing social-connection cognitive-science empathy novels evolutionary-psychology grooming robert-koch social-ties
With so much sadness and loss from COVID-19, some of us may feel selfish if we complain about relative inconveniences. But because humans are creatures of habit, changes are hard.
March 27, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: covid-19 fear social-connection mindfulness-programs
Reaching out to isolated older adults is essential during coronavirus – here are 7 specific things you can do, just for starters
Look out for your elderly parents, family members, friends and neighbors. It could save their lives.
March 25, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: covid-19 coronavirus dementia social-distancing seniors pharmacies social-connection living-longer-2020 physical-distancing
Physically isolating yourself can feel psychologically isolating too. But there are ways to maintain connections in these crazy coronavirus times.
March 16, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: covid-19 coronavirus psychology sars-cov-2 social-distancing in-group isolation loneliness coronavirus-2020 self-isolation social-distancing-and-coronavirus social-connection lonely social-connections
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