Loneliness isn’t simply painful, it’s lethal.

https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/vox/the-ezra-klein-show/e/64496902

“Loneliness isn’t simply painful, it’s lethal. Several meta-studies have found the mortality risk associated with loneliness is higher than that of obesity and equivalent to smoking 15 cigarettes per day. So, Vivek Murthy, US surgeon general from 2014 to 2017, decided to label loneliness a public health “epidemic,” a term that medical professionals don’t throw around lightly.”