The Covid-19 pandemic has ripped its way through the world over the past year and a half. That has led to governments enforcing lockdowns to stop the spread. This legislation has slowed the virus down but being locked inside has had some serious effects on people’s mental health. This article will explore some of the ways that the pandemic has affected mental health.… [Read more]
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For nearly every global citizen, the COVID-19 pandemic forever altered life as we know it. Yet despite all its downfalls, the pandemic has also served as an unlikely catalyst towards a brighter future. As we work towards building our so-called “new normal,” in fact, opportunities to improve modern life can be found in abundance.
In the wake of COVID-19, policymakers around the world were suddenly forced to contend with the harsh realities associated with our current societal systems, en masse.… [Read more]
For many of us, the idea of pulling up stakes and starting a whole new life in another country feels like a dream come true. It’s the kind of adventure people write books about. It’s the stuff of award-winning cinema.
But for many of us, it’s also reality. The glorious fact is that life as an expat isn’t only for trust fund babies and self-made billionaires with money to burn.… [Read more]
The temperatures recorded in 2020 showed an increase of 1.2 degree Celsius, compared to the era between 1850 and 1900. The World Meteorological Organisation warns that the figure is likely to escalate. According to the estimations, we will observe the difference of 1.5 degree Celsius within the next five years.Image source: Pexels.com
WMO also says that with the trend from before Covid, average temperatures could rise between 3 and 5 degrees Celsius until 2100.… [Read more]
At some point in our lives, all of us are dependent upon the healthcare system to some degree or another. Whether it is at our birth, during health scares, routine check-ups, or end-of-life medical needs — the healthcare system will end up playing a role. This is especially true in this day and age as a greater percentage of our population is reaching its senior years than ever before and we continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. … [Read more]
Still in the throes of a pandemic, workers’ rights in the United States have been in a questionable position. Resolutions to safeguard workers is dependent on President Biden’s cabinet, continued COVID-19 stimulus efforts, and legal protections for the unionization of all kinds of workers.
Labor rights during the pandemic can mean the difference between protecting workers or putting them at risk for corporate interests.… [Read more]
This past year has been challenging, to say the least. For those of us with children, there have been additional struggles due to the necessity of school closures or balancing childcare while working from home. The costs associated with this have already disproportionately affected the financially strained middle classes. Needless to say, these issues have been met with very little government support or guidance. … [Read more]
There are currently 61 million disabled individuals in the United States, and this population is often denied healthcare and necessary coverage. In recent years, the Trump administration rolled back many protections for disabled individuals, including ADA protections, and made it harder for people to file for disability and social security income. While there is still that must be done to turn around years of oppression that the disabled experience, some things are turning around now that President-Elect Biden plans to reform social security and supplemental income. However,… [Read more]
As COVID continues to spread around the world, the topic of public health is of paramount importance. But it would be a mistake to view the novel coronavirus pandemic solely in regards to physical health: the virus is also linked (directly and indirectly) to poor mental health, including anxiety and depression.
Children have been especially hard hit in terms of mental health, post-COVID, as they may be more likely to experience abuse, neglect, and/or household dysfunction in the wake of shelter-in-place orders and social distancing mandates.… [Read more]