It is important to remember in this time of crisis that the need for social connection is vital.
Physical contact is important for our mental health and social bonding. We need to bring it back as soon as it's safe to do so.
COVID-19 variants of concern have changed the game. We need to recognise and act on this to avoid future waves of infections, yet more lockdowns and restrictions, and avoidable illness and death.
Crowd size matters. When football games had thousands of fans in attendance, COVID-19 case numbers tended to spike within three weeks.
Several factors converge in this region to produce significant risk. The tentacles of this particular outbreak might be more far-reaching, so it's crucial we get testing numbers up.
Students are spreading out when they eat and using more single-serve packaging. Future changes to school meals could be less visible.
The social restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic have illustrated how important human connections are to health.
Red squirrels are solitary by nature, but research has found that they benefit from familiarity with other squirrels.
Americans were tired of social distancing and mask-wearing. At the first hint the virus was receding, people pushed to get life back to normal. Unfortunately another surge of the disease followed.
The president wants Americans to be able to celebrate Independence Day with small gatherings. What will it take to get the virus under control by then? Three public health school deans explain.
Performances could return sooner than planned if cities are ready to adapt.
What if you passed COVID-19 to someone else? For those living with that guilt, the thought could be devastating.
Research shows multiple social and cognitive benefits of playing video games.
The COVID-19 case spike in the summer of 2020 and earlier attempts to rely on personal responsibility, like wearing seat belts, showed that mandates make a difference.
How to invite students to participate in classes and experiment when the computer becomes the main classroom?
When people start to hear that global case numbers are improving, there's a tendency to relax — and that's risky.
For single people, finding at least one partner has been hard enough. But for those used to juggling multiple relationships, the pandemic has forced them to rethink dating altogether.
As the COVID-19 pandemic, restrictions and quarantines continues into their second year, more people are experiencing an acute form of COVID-boredom.
A study examined the psychological and social experiences of over 600 women with babies between birth and 12 weeks during the first UK lockdown.
Our lives consist of a complex and dense web of interactions that ultimately make physical and social distancing attempts impossible. And this has always been the case in human society.