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What we can learn from the world’s super-isolators

What we can learn from the world’s super-isolators

When the country was put into extreme lockdown on the 23 March, researchers at the University of Sheffield and Ulster University reported a steep rise in depression and anxiety just one day after the lockdown was announced. 

Two weeks later and many more of us will be struggling with loneliness, anxiety and the resulting depression. 

Yet there are some people who even before the Coronavirus hit were practising isolation in order to protect their health. Elspeth Cowper-Andrew was diagnosed with cancer last July and has “pretty much been self-isolating ever since. My friends joke that I’ve become a pro!”

The 27-year-old, who lives alone in Cheltenham, recently finished her last round of chemotherapy for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. 

“This type of cancer depletes your white blood cells, so you can’t really fight infection, and unfortunately the chemo does exactly the same,” says Cowper-Andrew, explaining why she has to be extremely careful.   

Her

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What we can learn from the world’s super-isolators

When the country was put into extreme lockdown on the 23 March, researchers at the University of Sheffield and Ulster University reported a steep rise in depression and anxiety just one day after the lockdown was announced.  Two weeks later and many more of us will be...

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