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Obama’s Surgeon General Says Coronavirus Could Cure the Loneliness Epidemic

Healthy relationships are as essential as vaccines and ventilators for our global recovery

Curtisha Bell and her aunt Vicky Blake show progress of their festive surgical masks to friends and family on video chat.
Photo: Santiago Mejia/The San Francisco Chronicle/Getty Images

You may have heard of America’s “loneliness epidemic.” I’m the doctor responsible for coining that phrase.

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