Is the cure really worse than the disease? The health impacts of #lockdowns during #COVID-19

Summary boxRestrictive non-pharmaceutical interventions against COVID-19 (known as β€˜lockdowns’) are associated with health harms However, it is challenging to determine whether lockdowns have caused the harms or whether these harms are a direct consequence of the underlying health disaster of the pandemic Careful analysis of excess mortality suggests that lockdowns are not associated with large …

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Progression of #Myopia in School-Aged Children After #COVID-19 Home Confinement

Time spent in outdoor activities has decreased owing to home confinement for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Concerns have been raised about whether home confinement may have worsened the burden of myopia owing to substantially decreased time spent outdoors and increased screen time at home.. .. Of the 123β€―535 children included in the study, …

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Evaluating the impact of a time orientation intervention on #well-being during the #COVID-19 lockdown: past, present or future?

Lockdown policies brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic pose a threat to well-being. This study examined the effectiveness of three positive psychology interventions, with different time-orientations, on well-being as well as predictors of well-being during lockdown. Participants (n= 216) completed measures of lockdown characteristics, attachment orientation, and emotion regulation, were then randomly allocated to one …

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