Loneliness doubled for older adults early in pandemic

Staying close to home reduces COVID-19 risk for older adults, but feelings of loneliness can set in. Neighbors, healthy habits, and technology can help.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan • futurity
Sept. 16, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 isolation older-adults social-lives health-and-medicine

Isolation can cut your life short

Isolation and loneliness can have major physical and mental health consequences. New research shows socializing is critical to survival and longevity.

Jason Clement-McGill • futurity
June 9, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: isolation loneliness emotions social-lives health-and-medicine lifespan immune-systems

Astronaut advice: how to cope with social distancing

If you think social distancing is tough, imagine doing it in space. Veteran astronaut Michael E. Fossum offers some tips on coping with isolation.

Texas A&M University • futurity
April 27, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: space covid-19 astronauts isolation science-and-technology coping-skills

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