It has been a long year. The February 7, 2020 Weekend Reading series noted that the twelfth coronavirus case was confirmed in the U.S. Today, the number of US cases exceed 17 million. As Robert Frost said in Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, “And miles to go before I (we) sleep.” But the vaccines are a giant leap forward.
For this Weekend’s Reading, check out The Bright Side to read about a few more of the positives of 2020! Next, explore It’s What You Give for articles highlighting the needs of those impacted by the pandemic and how you can help. Do not miss the The Loneliness Surge. Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, President-Elect Biden’s nomination for Surgeon General, argued in his recent book that loneliness is a pressing public health concern. Last but certainly not least, Facts Rule – yes there is still misinformation.
I hope you enjoy the following:
1. The Bright Side
- New York Times: In 2020, These Things Came Out on Top
2. It’s What You Give
- USA Today: Millions of Americans could be facing eviction after the holidays. Here’s how you can help
- CNBC: The U.S. is facing ‘unprecedented’ levels of child hunger—and it could get worse this winter
- Model D: Michigan agencies distribute robotic pets to help elders combat loneliness during pandemic
- The Atlantic: Are We Trading Our Happiness for Modern Comforts?
3. The Loneliness Surge
- Financial Times: Loneliness and me – Millions of us were living with this curse before the pandemic. How can we break it?
- Harvard Magazine: The loneliness pandemic
- Big Think: Loneliness is wired into the human brain. Here’s what it looks like.
- NPR: In ‘Together,’ Former Surgeon General Writes About Importance Of Human Connection
4. Facts Rule
- MedicalXpress: In a holiday season unlike any other, avoid unfounded claims about suicide
- Washington Post: Vaccine hoaxes are rampant on social media. Here’s how to spot them.
- Associated Press: Debunked COVID-19 myths survive online, despite facts
Best wishes for a wonderful and safe holiday season. Weekend Reading will return in 2021!
Suzanne Daniels, Ph.D.
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