I know I’m not the only one who has been stunned by the way the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our daily lives. The past three months have been surreal. In addition to disrupting so many of our routines, it has affected gardeners.
Few things having to do with travel will be unchanged in the post-coronavirus world, but of all the ways we travel, the all-American road trip might be least affected – at least from a regulatory standpoint.
Consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic also are risk factors for suicide, experts say, including prolonged isolation, a down economy with massive job losses and an uptick in domestic violence.
Nearly half of people in the U.S. diagnosed with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, are older than 50, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. HIV damages the body’s immune system and interferes with the body’s ability to fight infection and disease.
There’s not a doubt in my mind that you’ve been directly affected by the current health crisis that’s sweeping over the U.S. like some biblical plague. These are extraordinary times, and they call for extraordinary effort from many of us, me included.
Among the essential activities allowed during mandatory stay-at-home orders caused by the coronavirus pandemic is grocery shopping, but most experts agree residents should cut back on the number of trips they make to the store as part of their social-distancing strategy.
The coronavirus raced around the world in only a couple of months.
Your children are home from school for the next several weeks. Their teachers are sending work for them to do. That’s keeping them occupied for — what? — maybe 45 minutes a day? That still leaves an awful lot of free time for kids to become awfully bored. And for parents to become awfully frustrated. And desperate.Fear not: We have suggestions.
Turning around due to risk while pursuing an objective is difficult. The choice contrasts the perceived risk with a very enticing reward. The difficult part is that the risks can be hard to identify and there is often no positive feedback for choosing the less risky path.
It’s a stressful time. A viral pandemic. People losing jobs. Markets crashing and borders closing.