In a new series, CNBC Make It speaks to young entrepreneurs who are pivoting their businesses, or starting anew, to address some of the challenges raised by the coronavirus pandemic.
We’ve all been a lot more isolated lately, as many of us hunker down in our homes under some form of social restriction.
But while social distancing has been a challenge for many, others have turned the crisis into an opportunity.
Fighting physical distance
Even before the coronavirus outbreak, isolation was on the rise. In the era of connectivity and social apps, loneliness is ironically pervasive. Today, close to two-thirds (61%) of adults in the United States report feeling lonely — up from just over half (54%) in 2018.
That can have major implications for our health. Studies suggest people suffering from loneliness can be more susceptible to physical health issues, such…