The COVID-19 pandemic has affected mental health in various ways, particularly during widespread lockdowns and quarantine periods. Host Abel Girma talks with experts about the sociopsychological effects that have developed during the past year, including increases in substance use in the U.S.
Social media use increased during the pandemic, which has exacerbated the mental health effects already seen in teens and young adults. Host Edie Bates and guests discuss how online schooling may negatively affect mental health and take away from the in-person learning experience.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had wide-ranging effects on food systems across the world, particularly in Africa. This episode of The COVID Chronicles explores insights from academics, sustainability experts and residents in Ghana to form a holistic view about barriers during lockdowns, initiatives to stabilize food systems and what to anticipate next.
During the pandemic, video gaming has become a valuable form of entertainment that has seen exponential growth as an industry. More and more people are playing games, and the way games are being viewed by society is shifting to a more positive perspective and potentially life-saving resource during this time. The GAP explores the growth of video games as an industry, in media, and among American society.
The first episode of The COVID Chronicles explores the implications of the novel coronavirus. By investigating the virus from a multidisciplinary perspective, host Kat Pitts uncovers how the virus came to be, what’s happening now, and what we can anticipate for the future.