A hiker takes a break during the pandemic. (Photo: Leah-Anne Thompson, via Shutterstock.
OPINION: The coronavirus pandemic is taking a toll on public health, a toll that extends well beyond those who have been infected by the virus. Nearly all of us have experienced or witnessed the effects: increased stress, heightened anxiety, at least a bit of depression. These conditions are to be expected given the isolation and disruption of our daily lives.
Bryndon Madison in an airplane restroom on the flight from London to San Fracnisco.
Getting back to California from Europe during a global pandemic was certainly not the way I thought my trip would end. In January I arrived in Cordoba, Spain, for a two-and-a-half-month university study-abroad program and that’s where I had been living up until Saturday, March 14.