loneliness

COVID-19

COVID drives technological research, from food robots to an app for loneliness

From adapting robots to decontaminate surfaces and deliver food to developing kiosks that can measure vital signs, experts across the globe are using innovative technology to solve complications brought on by COVID-19. In Arizona, the push for new technology has led to innovations to help curb loneliness, improve access to health care and track the spread of the disease. Cronkite News

COVID-19

At Teen Lifeline, teens help in ways only they can

A group of teenagers huddled around a table, some typing essays, others binge-watching a favorite Netflix series. One teen pored over “Frankenstein” for her English class. Each was deeply immersed in their tasks, but when a phone rang, the mood of the room quickly switched. Red lights blinked on each landline and a tri-tone melody

COVID-19

The other pandemic: Loneliness widespread with loss of social connections

The pandemic has affected different people in different ways, causing financial stress due to job loss, sliding grades, relationship pressures and worries that vulnerable loved ones could contract COVID-19. But one factor that has affected Americans across the country is the loss of social connectedness. Even before the pandemic shuttered schools, restaurants and workplaces last

National

Empty seats, delivered feasts as virus changes Thanksgiving

Vivian Zayas can’t keep herself from scrolling through photos of last Thanksgiving, when her mother stood at the stove to make a big pot of rice and beans and then took a seat at the edge of the table. That was before anyone had heard of COVID-19 and before it claimed the retired seamstress. Ana

Opinion

Opinion: Can We Be Thankful in 2020?

This year, 2020, has presented us all with unique challenges. It is a year that is sure to stand unparalleled in American history and around the world. Just consider this limited list of what has filled the headlines: Families have lost loved ones, jobs and business due to the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. A

Scroll to Top