COVID-19: body impact, social distancing psychology, contact tracing, & Mrs. America

COVID-19: body impact, social distancing psychology, contact tracing, & Mrs. America

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Nearly every part of American life has been impacted by COVID-19.  The coronavirus continues to impact the economy, with around 20 million Americans applying for unemployment benefits in the past four weeks. According to a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine  Academic Journal, around 1.5 million newly unemployed workers will lose health coverage  – and this excludes family members who may also loose coverage. If unemployment increases by an additional 47 million as projected by the Federal Reserve, seven million workers are projected to lose their health insurance.

The links for this Weekend Reading series focus on the damage COVID-19 can do to our body, the challenges of self-quarantine/social distancing and the evolving area of contact tracing. Also, check out the Quarantine Tips section that includes the recommendation of the miniseries, Mrs. America – Phil’s daughter, Mara LePere-Schloop, is the production designer!

For you to explore:

1. Note from Your Body: COVID-19 is a Big Deal

  • WebMD: In Some Cases, COVID-19 May Harm the Brain
  • Washington Post: Coronavirus destroys lungs. But doctors are finding its damage in kidneys, hearts and elsewhere

2. Social Distancing/Self-Quarantine – Yes, It’s Not Easy, But Important

  • New York Times (Simulation):  This 3-D Simulation Shows Why Social Distancing Is So Important
  • Forbes: The Psychological Reason Why Some People Aren’t Following COVID-19 Quarantine Orders
  • New York Times: When Older Relatives Shrug at Coronavirus Restrictions

3.  Contact Tracing: Where Have You Been?

  • NPR: How Contact Tracing Works And How It Can Help Reopen The Country
  • Axios: Apple, Google team up on coronavirus contact tracing

 4. Self-Quarantine Tips, Reading & Movies/Shows

  • New York Times: Is the Virus on My Clothes? My Shoes? My Hair? My Newspaper?
  • Wall Street Journal: What to Watch: Feminism’s Adversary Phyllis Schlafly Is a Star in Hulu’s ‘Mrs. America’
  • The Atlantic:  How the 1918 Pandemic Frayed Social Bonds
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