A senior citizen spends time in a park in Jordan on October 10. Loneliness is one effect of the pandemic that has been overlooked, to the detriment of vulnerable people around the world. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
A senior citizen spends time in a park in Jordan on October 10. Loneliness is one effect of the pandemic that has been overlooked, to the detriment of vulnerable people around the world. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
Zohar Lederman
Opinion

Opinion

Zohar Lederman

Failure to fight loneliness during Covid-19 shows world is not ready for next pandemic

  • One important lesson from this pandemic is the failure of our attitude towards and treatment of loneliness, which has increased people’s suffering
  • As humanity mourns the loss of optimism and human lives from Covid-19, we need to learn lessons and take care of the lonely

A senior citizen spends time in a park in Jordan on October 10. Loneliness is one effect of the pandemic that has been overlooked, to the detriment of vulnerable people around the world. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
A senior citizen spends time in a park in Jordan on October 10. Loneliness is one effect of the pandemic that has been overlooked, to the detriment of vulnerable people around the world. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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