Coronavirus and the Isolation Paradox

Article Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/13/opinion/coronavirus-social-distancing.html

Discussion posted by: itzfitzhere

Now that the country is facing a disease outbreak that demands measures like “social distancing,” working from home and quarantines, that epidemic of loneliness could get even worse. A paradox of this moment is that while social distancing is required to contain the spread of the coronavirus, it may also contribute to poor health in the long run. So while physical isolation will be required for many Americans who have Covid-19 or have been exposed to it, it’s important that we don’t let such measures cause social and emotional isolation, too.