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The Coronavirus Reveals an Intolerance of Solitude

The coronavirus pandemic has exposed an area of sickness in our country that goes beyond a fever, dry cough, and pneumonia-like symptoms. With the high, penetrating resolution of an MRI, COVID-19 has exposed our intolerance of solitude and our inability to make the most of our own company. Unfortunately, without a change of heart, the pathology of our inability to endure times of solitude will outlive the virus itself.

In an article by the American Psychological Association, it was reported that social isolation can increase the health risks of people as much as smoking fifteen cigarettes a day.1 Other studies have linked prolonged social isolation with the onset of cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and even...

 

graduated summa cum laude from California State University, Fresno, with a BS in molecular biology and a minor in cognitive psychology. As an undergraduate, she conducted research in immunology, microbiology, behavioral and cognitive psychology, scanning tunneling microscopy and genetics - having published research in the Journal of Experimental Psychology, and projects in scanning tunneling microscopy. Having recently completed an M.Ed. from University of Cincinnati and a Certificate in Apologetics with the Talbot School of Theology at Biola University, Emily is currently an instructional designer/content developer for Moody Bible Institute and teaches organic chemistry and physics. As a former Darwinian evolutionist, Emily now regards the intelligent design arguments more credible than those proffered by Darwinists for explaining the origin of life.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #53, Summer 2020 Copyright © 2022 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo53/home-stuck

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