Epidemic of loneliness

From Eric Klinenberg at the New York Times:

Jing Wei, posted with original NYT story

Is Loneliness a Health Epidemic?

“I don’t believe so, nor do I believe it helps anyone to describe it that way. Social disconnection is a serious matter, yet if we whip up a panic over its prevalence and impact, we’re less likely to deal with it properly.” Read more at the New York Times.