Many people with disability – who are at increased risk of illness and death from COVID – continue to isolate at home to avoid infection and are effectively shut out of society.
At times when COVID numbers are increasing, allowing infectious people to mingle freely at work and socially will create epidemic growth and make the crisis even worse.
For the areas of cities with less than 10 per cent green space, increasing that to 30 per cent could cut the overall odds of residents becoming lonely by a quarter.
How do you know if your fears of coronavirus are out of control? And what can you do about it?
Is it safe to nip out for milk? Should I download the COVIDSafe app? Is it OK to wear my pyjamas in a Zoom meeting? All these extra decisions are taking their toll.
People with social phobias in rural areas are being sought to take part in a study to test the effectiveness of a novel Internet-based education program, aimed at helping people manage the problem.
People with social phobia are being sought to take part in a study to test the effectiveness of a novel internet-based education program, aimed at helping people learn to manage the problem.