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Melbourne: Anger Stirs in the City with the World’s Longest COVID-19 Lockdown

In early 2020, the Coronavirus pandemic began its deadly propagation around the world. Governments plunged entire cities into lockdowns with stay-at-home orders, and businesses closed their doors. Over a year later, vaccines have become accessible, and many cities have relinquished … Continue reading Melbourne: Anger Stirs in the City with the World’s Longest COVID-19 Lockdown

What Factors Contributed to the Current Decline in the Rate of Unemployment?

Unemployment has been around for years, but there has been an increase in the number of people unemployed since the coronavirus. South Africa has recorded its highest unemployment rate in decades. Ever since the coronavirus, many companies have made a … Continue reading What Factors Contributed to the Current Decline in the Rate of Unemployment?

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Anthropology: Mental Health of Children and Adolescents During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The global pandemic is one of the most studied topics among scholars interested in the social and cultural implications of COVID-19. It provides an experiment on its effects on society. Along with adults and the elderly, children, and adolescents around … Continue reading Anthropology: Mental Health of Children and Adolescents During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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The Surprising Benefits of the COVID-19 Lockdown and Quarantine

Introduction This past year has felt debilitating for most. As Professor Richard Friedman said: “The monotony of lockdown life has starved us of spontaneity and serendipity, which enhance learning and memory”, and: “If you’re ecstatic after a trip to the … Continue reading The Surprising Benefits of the COVID-19 Lockdown and Quarantine

Certain groups, like Gen Z teens and young adults, have been particularly affected by chronic stress due to the pandemic.

Anthropology: Mental Health and the Psychosocial Effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic

As I pen down these lines today, it is almost 17 months since nations world over started announcing “Lockdowns”. Although most of us are now familiar with terms like “Quarantine” , “Lockdown”, “Corona – Covid-19 Pandemic”, “Social distancing”, “Hand sanitizer” … Continue reading Anthropology: Mental Health and the Psychosocial Effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic