While attention has been given to the harm COVID-19 has done to males – higher rates of death and serious illness from the virus – we haven’t focused much on what it does to females, especially adolescent girls. A survey of more than 1,200 fifth through twelfth grade girls found that 80 percent feel more lonely since the pandemic began. More than 50 percent are unsure or scared of the future. These findings emphasize that parents, teachers, and coaches should offer support to girls working through feelings of disconnect and isolation. Girls, too, should talk to their friends about what they’re feeling.
That’s Gotta Hurt
The Injuries That Changed Sports Forever
Through the stories of a dozen athletes whose injuries and recovery advanced the field (including Joan Benoit, Michael Jordan, Brandi Chastain, and Tommy John), Dr. Geier explains how sports medicine makes sports safer for the pros, amateurs, student-athletes, and weekend warriors alike.Get the Book