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The Nuance

Can We Hug Yet?

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



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Markham Heid

I’m a long-time contributor at TIME and other media orgs. I write mostly about health. I grew up in Michigan, but these days I live in southwest Germany.