Social distancing: 6 ways to help older adults change their routines

Some older adults are struggling to practise social distancing during the global pandemic, even though they're at high risk. Here's how to help them.

Victoria Atabakhsh, Doctorate student in Aging, Health and Well-Being/RLS, University of Waterloo
March 20, 2020 | conversation

~6 mins   

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Coronavirus: Social distancing is delaying vital scientific research

With travel halted and universities and research institutions shutting down, scientists are having trouble keeping their research running. Here's why that matters outside the lab.

Chris Impey, University Distinguished Professor of Astronomy, University of Arizona
March 18, 2020 | conversation

~7 mins   

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The digital divide leaves millions at a disadvantage during the coronavirus pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing people to study and work online. It's also sparked a need for news and information. That's a challenge for the 24 million Americans who lack broadband internet access.

Gregory Porumbescu, Assistant Professor at the School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University Newark
March 18, 2020 | conversation

~3 mins   

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Social distancing comes with social side effects – here's how to stay connected

Physically isolating yourself can feel psychologically isolating too. But there are ways to maintain connections in these crazy coronavirus times.

Adam Kuczynski, PhD Student, Department of Psychology, University of Washington
March 16, 2020 | conversation

~9 mins   

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Coronavirus: the UK approach explained

Expert advice is divided on the best way to tackle COVID-19.

Tom Solomon, Director of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Protection Research Unit in Emerging and Zoonotic Infections, and Professor of Neurology, Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool
March 16, 2020 | conversation

~7 mins   

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