Hard to believe we've reached week 8 of lockdown isn't it? The first few weeks of quarantine were a breeze, seeing friends at the click of a button, scheduling quizzes, dance parties and dinners via video call. The novelty of Zoom backgrounds and clap hand emojis delighted us. But what happens when your workday consists … Continue reading Can we talk about Zoom Fatigue?
As the lockdown period continues, many are feeling the pressure. Financial troubles, job losses, social isolation and fears for the health of family and friends are compounding and the effects on mental health cannot be denied. Medical experts warn of a looming mental health crisis in the coming months due to our current unprecedented circumstances. … Continue reading Seeking Online Therapy during the Covid crisis
The world is still in the grip of social isolation measures, and many countries are on almost total lockdown in a bid to tackle the Covid-19 virus. Footfall in main shopping districts around the world is at an all time low. Traffic emissions have fallen drastically and a reduction in industrial output has seen a … Continue reading Data in the time of Covid
In February, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the WHO made a speech to the Munich Security Conference, highlighting the importance of accurate reporting on the emerging coronavirus. He noted "We're not just fighting an epidemic; we're fighting an infodemic. Fake news spreads faster and more easily than this virus, and is just as dangerous." Conspiracy … Continue reading Fighting the Infodemic