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Can We Hug Yet?

Experts disagree when it comes to a hug’s potential to spread Covid-19

At the start of the pandemic, hugs wouldn’t have ranked high on most people’s list of major deprivations. But after months of , a lot of grandparents, siblings, and loved ones are surely desperate to give one another a good squeeze.




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Markham Heid

Markham Heid

I write about health, science, and psychology. My work has appeared in Time magazine, the New York Times, Vice, and elsewhere. I live in Germany.

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