A Look at the Unintended Side Effects of COVID-19

With the nation receiving constant updates about the spread of the coronavirus, it's easy to get caught up in the daily ritual of following the number of cases, deaths and individual stories.

But what about the unintended, long-term side effects that may come with COVID-19? The impact of self-isolating for an extended time period could lead people to change behaviors in both positive and negative ways. From self-care to self-medicating behaviors, sexual diseases and general health philosophies, this pandemic promises to influence the country's future greatly.   Duquesne University Professor Dr. Bridget Calhoun is an expert on infectious diseases and the impact they have on society.

She has thoughts on how the pandemic may affect people's behaviors, how the anti-vaccine movement may reconsider its stance and how we can all stay healthy while staying at home.

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