Tag: COVID-19

  • COVID-19 and Suicide: The need for global mental health promotion

    COVID-19 and Suicide: The need for global mental health promotion

    Suicide has been an issue of public health concern before the COVID-19 pandemic. Some reports suggest an increase in suicide during the peak of the spread of the infection in some developed countries. This spike appears to be more among those who have lost loved ones or resources. There have also been reports of suicide […]

  • Can we say this pandemic is over?

    Can we say this pandemic is over?

    With more than 3million cases worldwide and about a quarter of a million deaths and still counting, we face a dire situation with many lessons to be learnt. With recent developments, it appears we were myopic to think of Covid-19 as just a respiratory disease. We know from the practice of Medicine that the first doctor […]

  • COVID-19 and The Workers’ Day

    COVID-19 and The Workers’ Day

    Happy Workers’ Day!! The 1st of May every year is set aside to celebrate workers and acknowledge their contributions to the progress of nations and the smooth running of government. The COVID-19 virus pandemic serves as a reminder of the relevance of all our professions towards the continuity of the economy and our collective livelihood. This […]

  • COVID-19 RELATED VIOLENCE: THE CONCLUSION

    COVID-19 RELATED VIOLENCE: THE CONCLUSION

    I started this conversation about COVID-19 related violence a couple of days ago. Since then I have received some feedback and I believe I need to properly address how to cope with the emotional challenges that can result from being stuck at home or anywhere else where you can be prone to experiencing violence. To […]

  • COVID-19 Related Violence: Stemming the Tide

    COVID-19 Related Violence: Stemming the Tide

    One social problem that has become more frequent during this scourge of COVID-19 is violence. You must have viewed graphic videos of violent acts that are directly or indirectly related to the pandemic. Some places have reported deaths from COVID-19 induced conflicts before even reporting their index case of actual infection of the virus. Some […]

  • Fake News: Testing the Boundaries of Reality in the COVID-19 Pandemic -Part 2

    Fake News: Testing the Boundaries of Reality in the COVID-19 Pandemic -Part 2

    The progression of the COVID-19 pandemic has come with its associated problem of fake-news. Many of these false information and conspiracy theories contribute no positive thing to the eradication of the virus. They only trigger in us negative emotions that interfere with our ability to cope appropriately during this pandemic. You have to guard your […]

  • Fake News: Testing the Boundaries of Reality in the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Fake News: Testing the Boundaries of Reality in the COVID-19 Pandemic

    As we continue the war against the COVID-19 Pandemic, a relevant battle in this war will be the one we have to fight against fake news. While it is a good thing that we have access to information and can disseminate the same easily, we must consider the flip side; the possibility of disseminating false […]

  • Productive “Lockdown” Experience

    Productive “Lockdown” Experience

    Coping with this COVID-19 related lockdown is a reality all of us have to face. While some can simulate a workspace within the limited confines of their home, others can’t do that because of the nature of their job. For instance, I can understand how feasible it is for a company secretary or a computer […]

  • Social Distancing and Emotional Connectedness

    Social Distancing and Emotional Connectedness

      In this season of the COVID-19 pandemic, some phrases keep coming up when there is any discussion about breaking the chain of transmission of the virus; “Self-isolation” and “Social Distancing”.  Asides the anxiety that keeps rising as a result of concerns about the likelihood of getting infected, some people have a morbid fear of […]