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To Beat the Blues, Visits Must Be Real, Not Virtual

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Human interaction

Human interaction requires face-to-face contact. Virtual connections dont help mitigate feelings of loneliness.

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Imagine being stranded on a desert island with a roof over your head and sufficient provisions—but no human contact other than what you can get from your smartphone.

From The Wall Street Journal
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