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‘Generation lockdown’ needs targeted help-to-work policies – global report

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The FINANCIAL — Nations the world over are guilty of “policy inertia” when it comes to supporting young people who lost work or will struggle to enter the labour market as a result of the pandemic, according to new University of Cambridge research.…

Lockdown wellbeing: children who spent more time in nature fared best

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The  FINANCIAL — Children from less affluent backgrounds are likely to have found COVID-19 lockdowns more challenging to their mental health because they experienced a lower connection with nature than their wealthier peers, a new study suggests.…

Lockdown weight gain: telling people to eat less has never been the answer

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We ate a lot more during the pandemic. The latest figures by Public Health England suggest that more than 40% of British adults gained an average of 3kg during the pandemic. The reasons for the rise in body weights seem, at first glance, obvious. We tended to move less during prolonged periods of lockdown, with…

Lockdown sparks surge in young investors

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The FINANCIAL -- With more time and money on their hands, Brits have been using lockdown to enter the world of investment, as nearly one in 10 (9%) have begun investing for the first time since the start of the pandemic.…

Widespread use of control measures is vital as lockdown lifts, say scientists

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The FINANCIAL --  New mathematical model suggests that the easing of lockdown must be accompanied by wider and more effective use of control measures such as face masks even with vaccination, in order to suppress COVID-19 more quickly and reduce the likelihood of another lockdown.…

Significant increase in depression seen among children during first lockdown

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The FINANCIAL -- The first lockdown led to a significant increase in symptoms of depression among children, highlighting the unintended consequences of school closures, according to a new study from the University of Cambridge.…