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Silent pandemics

The hidden crises fueled by COVID-19 — and the efforts to help

The quarantine drags on.

Since the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic forced governments worldwide to enforce strict safety and travel restrictions more than a month ago, a new lifestyle of hunkering down at home, social distancing, and Zoom calls has emerged in many places.

Amid the disruptions, many have found solace in more family time and fewer activities to clutter the day. At the same time, increased reports of mental health strugglesalcohol abusepornography use, and domestic violence have raised concerns about the dangerous side of social distancing.