Tag: Coronavirus

The Lonliness Economy

Chronic loneliness can shorten lifespan by as much as 20 years – more than alcoholism or obesity. This epidemic is not new but it is still getting worse as Americans are getting increasingly lonely. In 2019, 61% of people felt lonely some or all the time, up from 54% of people feeling lonely in 2018. Most say that those around them do not share their interests, know them very well, …
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The Clinical Trials Economy

In order to develop a vaccine for COVID-19, a lot of time, money, and effort must be put in by scientists around the world, using cutting-edge research and science. Creating a new drug in the U.S. takes typically 12 years in development, 3 phases of clinical trials, and implementation. Around the world, 8 different COVID-19 vaccines are in clinical trials and in the U.S., there are 144 active trials for …
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The Power of Sleep

Not getting enough sleep is a problem that plagues the majority of Americans – since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, 77% of American adults haven’t been sleeping as well as they normally have. But even before the pandemic hit, many weren’t getting enough sleep. With unemployment at an all time high added with the extra stress that is brought by a pandemic, sleep problems are becoming worse than ever. …
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