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  • "Review study shows social interaction a major factor in both morbidity and mortality"

    Misleading headline is misleading.

    FTA:  When circumstances force animals or humans to become isolated, the researchers found, many begin to show signs of stress, such as an increase in inflammation, tumor-like development and an increase in the likelihood of developing various forms of heart disease-they also tend to have shorter life spans.

    What they have found is that if populations are forced into isolation, it increases stress, and therefore affects health.

    This is not the same as "lack of social interaction in-and-of-itself is a major factor in morbidity."

    /for what it's worth, it sounds as if the study itself may have arrived at the same false conclusion, so it's not just TFA
    https://science.sciencemag.org/conte​nt​/368/6493/eaax9553
  • You know what, though?

    Everybody that has friends, and all those friends themselves, will die.

    QED, Lifetards.
  • the stress of isolation can have a negative impact on sleep

    Not for me.  A couple of days ago I got up at 4.  PM.
  • fusillade762: the stress of isolation can have a negative impact on sleep

    Not for me.  A couple of days ago I got up at 4.  PM.


    Which is terrible when you need to do stuff. Nothing like a power guilt sleep when you have obligations that don't NEED to be done, but procrastination doesn't help anything.

    These online classes will be the death of me.

    /if only
  • Not noted in the study is that spousal abuse and child abuse are also way up due to the lockdowns because constant forced human interaction might set people off.
  • Dr.Fey: What they have found is that if populations are forced into isolation, it increases stress, and therefore affects health.


    Extroverts don't react well to isolation.

    But for introverts like me, the past two months have been like a frikkin' holiday.

    I mean, I still get to go in to work part time and deal with customers and cow-orkers about 20 hours a week.  That's more than enough for me, tyvm, and the rest of the time I'm no longer making excuses for "social distancing."

    Shiat.  "Social Distancing" is how I recover from the exhaustion of having to deal with the rest of the farking human race.

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  • I think my parents worry about me because they think social interaction is "healthy" and what everyone needs. Like when they asked how I'm dealing with the lockdown, and I said isolation is where I'm most comfortable.

    Socializing isn't broccoli. People don't need it for their own good. For me it creates stress. I feel worse after I've done it. When I screw it up, I feel a lot worse.
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