“Loneliness kills more than cigarette smoke” – Gioia Locati blog

We are all connected and in order to maintain our health we must continue to do so. The web has nothing to do with it or the head bent on the smartphone, and the connection referred to by the US Department of Public Health is human-to-human contact.

Department revealed a Surgeon General Tips, that is, an advertisement for all countries to draw attention to a public health problem that has caused various reactions abroad. In general, these warnings also provide recommendations for trying to fix the problem. The news has also been reported here.

In summary: Loneliness caused by lockdown, personal barriers, separation from each other kills more than 6 glasses of alcohol or 15 cigarettes smoked a day..

We are not just talking about mental disorders, depression or the deep sadness caused by living apart within four walls. Instead, they are appreciated Diseases of the body, dementia for the elderly, strokes and damage to the heart and blood vessels for anyone. A group of conditions that led to more premature deaths.

Surgeon General’s Opinion Specifically Alluding to an “Epidemic of Loneliness and Isolation” A framework for a national strategy that promotes social connection, which has not been implemented before in the United States. It details recommendations that individuals, governments, workplaces, health systems, and societies as a whole can take to increase the social connections in their lives, so that global health can be improved across the country.

She says: “Given the significant health consequences of loneliness and isolation, We must prioritize social relationships in the same way we prioritize other critical public health factors such as tobacco, obesity, and substance use disorders. Together we can build a nation that is healthier, more resilient, less lonely, and more connected“.

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Specifically: “The physical health consequences of poor or inadequate social interactions include a 29% increased risk of heart disease, a 32% increased risk of stroke, and a 50% increased risk of dementia in the elderly.” Furthermore, the absence of A social life increases the risk of premature death by more than 60%.

Feeling lonely is also detrimental to mental health. In adults, the risk of depression among those who report feeling lonely often is more than double that of those who rarely or never feel lonely. Childhood loneliness and social isolation increase the immediate and future risk of depression and anxiety. and with More than one in five adults and more than one in three adults have a mental illness in the United StatesMe, addressing loneliness and isolation is critical to solving America’s mental health problem.

in the end: “Our relationships are a source of healing and well-being and can help us live healthier, more fulfilling, and more productive lives.”

to conclude

Three years later, with the pandemic over, with half the pot exposed (vaccines that don’t protect, ghost and messenger contracts from manufacturers, ambushed pneumonia treatments, negative covid events, everything else you know denied) the US The Ministry of Public Health declares that “it is harmful to stay away from each other”.
Very harmful, according to the analysis it has spread to all states.

Thank prof Stephen Beatty To give us the hopeful news: if we in the United States begin to think about the mistakes that have been made, it will be increasingly difficult to re-propose the same model even here.

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I also thank the anonymous reader who sent us in 2020 the sad picture of the Chinese school you see attached.

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