Now, as students return to campus in the 2021 fall semester, some will be relieved to see what resembles a return to normalcy. I, on the other hand, am battling a game of tug of war with excitement and fear. Returning to campus would be like ripping a piece of tape off the wall and trying to stick it back on.
Having a thirteen-year-old brother that has not been vaccinated yet, I am hesitant to get rid of the mask for good. On April 28th, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper lifted the required mask mandate, and normalcy appeared to be in sight. However, is the new mandate a false sense of security?
Over 35 other academic institutions, including UNC-Chapel Hill, have collaborated to understand the effects of lockdown practices on sexual and reproductive health in the International Sexual Health and Reproductive Health (I-SHARE) Survey. The survey addresses issues of contraceptive use, access to reproductive healthcare, sexual/gender-based violence and STI prevalence.
Natalie Mering, who uses the stage name Weyes Blood, released “Titanic Rising” in April 2019. It is the 32-year-old’s fourth studio album. Since its release, the aforementioned problems associated with climate change have worsened, but the COVID-19 pandemic began as well, bringing with it fundamental changes in society and contributing to worsening mental health across all age groups.
I think everyone can agree that COVID-19 has impacted their relationships. Whether it is platonic, familial, professional or romantic relationships, the pandemic has affected the nature and quality of these connections.
As a pandemic-level threat, coronavirus is obviously affecting people’s physical health with numerous symptoms. For some, the virus is putting a strain on their mental health.