The COVID Blues: Solitude and its Consequences
Lockdowns, social distancing, travel restrictions... It is unsurprising that measures to contain and reduce the spread of COVID-19 infection have affected social interactions, bred new anxieties and limited human contact. There’s only so much that video calls can make up for. How have societies and individuals suffered this year? How has solitude and suspicion changed us individually and collectively? What may be the long-term consequences on our wellness and mental health? Let’s discuss.
Thomas Barnay, Full Professor in Economics @ Université Paris-Est Créteil (France)
Amy Klein, Assistant Director of Health & Wellness @ Syracuse University