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Health in Relation to Technology

Author: Eric Jiang

Editors: Ken Saito

Artist: Tiffany Chen

Throughout the spread of Covid-19, online schooling and remote working has become a commonality for people around the world. Although this practice effectively lowers the risk of infection, individuals must realize how their health will be affected when spending significant amounts of time on a computer screen.

In a blog from Reid Health, the average screen time for adults reported an increase from 11 to 19 hours per day during the pandemic. Clearly, technology has become a double-edged sword during the pandemic. While protected from the virus, many people are suffering the adverse effects of this increased screen time.