IMPACTS

There are still many unknowns with this new, novel cornonavirus SARS-CoV-2.  The volume of information and research out there is vast, thus, this page is not meant to be comprehensive.  However, we provide a collection here for thinking critically about the issues we are facing, and examining them through an evidence based lens.  We hope to picque your investigative nature into wanting to know more.  The more we know, the more we can make decisions that are proactive rather than reactive.  

From ‘brain fog’ to heart damage, COVID-19’s lingering problems alarm scientists

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The likelihood of a patient developing persistent symptoms is hard to pin down because different studies track different outcomes and follow survivors for different lengths of time. One group in Italy found that 87% of a patient cohort hospitalized for acute COVID-19 was still struggling 2 months later. Data from the COVID Symptom Study, which uses an app into which millions of people in the United States, United Kingdom, and Sweden have tapped their symptoms, suggest 10% to 15% of people—including some “mild” cases—don’t quickly recover. But with the crisis just months old, no one knows how far into the future symptoms will endure, and whether COVID-19 will prompt the onset of chronic diseases.

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EXPLORE IMPACTS

Proud Grandparents

CORONAVIRUS & KUPUNA

We Economic Forum offers 6 tips to families who live or interact with the kupuna generation.

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MEMORY LOSS

& COGNITIVE DECLINE

IOf all frightening ways that the SARS-COV-2 virus affects the body, one of the more insidious is the effect of COVID-19 on the brain.      

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Why Blood Clots Are a Major Problem

Out-of-control clotting can endanger some patients even after the virus has gone. Researchers are trying to understand the problem and how to treat it.

Mental Health

DEPRESSION

During a pandemic, there are many reasons why we  might be feeling  depressed.  Self-awareness, and also being able to reach out to the community, students, family...will be critical to providing support.

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Psychological Impacts of COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic is an epidemiological and psychological crisis. The enormity of living in isolation, changes in our daily lives, job loss, financial hardship and grief over the death of loved ones has the potential to affect the mental health and well-being of many.

CHILDREN & COVID 19

SCHOOLS REOPENING

As we get closer to the start of the new school year, there are new concerns about the spread of COVID-19 among children as parents and school districts across the country weigh the risks of returning. NBC’s Stephanie Gosk reports for TODAY.

Schools Debate Reopening

The fate of 50 million children in public schools remains up in the air as schools in some states reopen for in-person learning. In Georgia there are already signs of trouble, while Florida’s largest teachers union is taking the state to court. NBC’s Sam Brock reports for TODAY from Miami.

How COVID May Stick With People Long-Term

Even though we are still in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, scientists are trying to figure out the ways in which this disease may stick with people in the long term - from lasting lung damage to potentially triggering diseases like diabetes and Alzheimers.

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