US Prisons Are Not Ready for COVID-19 ; Social Isolation Could Cause Physical Inflammation ; and More Picks 3/6

Women’s Unpaid Labor Is Worth $10,900,000,000,000 (Chris)

The author writes, “Imagine you had a bucket big enough to hold all the money made in 2018 by the 50 biggest companies in the world. The $10.9 trillion that women didn’t earn would more than fill it.”

US Prisons Are Not Ready for COVID-19 (Chris)

From the Outline: “Those who are detained or work in prisons and jails are at high risk of communicable disease due to a number of factors. Since 1970, the prison population has grown by 700 percent. According to the ACLU, facilities have struggled to keep up, and as a result many prisons across the U.S. are overcrowded. On top of that, access to and quality of medical care is dependent on state budgets, and thus varies greatly from state to state.” 

COVID-19 Is Traveling Along the New Silk Road (Gerry)

The author writes, “A striking overlap exists between the path of today’s viral spread and the path of the Black Death in the 1300s.”

Social Isolation Could Cause Physical Inflammation (Mili)

The author writes, “New research from the University of Surrey and Brunel University London … [investigates] the link between social isolation and loneliness with inflammation in the body. Analysing 30 previous studies in this area researchers found that social isolation could be linked to increased inflammation in the body.”

How I Broke the Cycle of Stress (Mili)

From Scientific American: “People can break their cycles of stress and even flourish outside of the work they regularly do by incorporating new and different goals in their day-to-days.” 

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