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19 mins | May 13, 2020

Has a year of living with COVID-19 rewired our brains?

A more resilient and more reserved emotional style might evolve out of the pandemic and its aftermath. Frank Snowden, a historian of pandemics at Yale argues that "all pandemics afflict societies through the specific vulnerabilities people have created by their relationships with the environment, other species, and each other," and that what will follow COVID-19 is another pandemic — a psychological one. But what other implications will these last 12 months have in our lives going forward? In the Guardian, Paula Cocozza interviews Snowden and other experts and finds out why even though a mental health crisis is looming, we are also being given a chance to approach life with new clarity.

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