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Lost touch: how a year without hugs affects our mental health

Humans are designed to touch and be touched – which is why so many who live on their own have suffered during the pandemic.

Will we ever fully recover?

  • Eleanor Morgan
  • The Guardian

There’s only so much a dog can do, even if that is a lot.

I live alone with my staffy, and by week eight of the first lockdown she was rolling her eyes at my ever-tightening clutch.

I had been sofa-bound with Covid and its after-effects before lockdown was announced, then spring and summer passed without any meaningful touch from another person.

I missed the…

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