As the world turned upside down, people in every country were forced to grapple with unprecedented isolation, fear, anxiety, loss of work, illness, children learning at-home, and more. According to studies published in JAMA Network, binge drinking quickly became a coping mechanism for many.
Since the first covid-19 vaccines began rolling out, there have been examples and anecdotal evidence that some people are skipping the line—spotlighting health inequities and ethical concerns. According to NPR, “A national health care provider has administered COVID-19 vaccinations to people deemed ineligible for the scarce vaccine by local health departments, including people with connections […]
School closures, curfews, and social lockdowns are threatening to drag into the spring and even summer, alarming health experts—Sermo physicians included—about the mental health of young people. The New York Times reported that “Faced with a restricted social life and added uncertainty at an already precarious moment in their lives, many young people are suffering […]