A new blog post by Maïa Dakessian, Science & Policy Exchange
During the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing policies were put in place to limit the spread of the virus and protect the population, especially the most vulnerable. On the other hand, physical distancing had a negative impact on the mental health of many people. For example, without a home to call their own, social distancing policies have made the situation even worse for the homeless. Unsurprisingly, it wasn’t enough for the government to simply say “it’s going to be okay”.