Pandemic

Pandemic, breaking news, photos, comments, social media posts on this topic.

  • Worried woman
    Life

    “I couldn’t wait for lockdown to end – so why do I miss it already?”

  • A health worker inoculates a woman with a dose of the Covishield Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine at a vaccination centre in New Delhi on May 6, 2021.
    News

    A frontline worker in India on how Covid-19 is devastating women and girls

  • Women having fun outside
    Relationships

    So, are we really about to step into the next summer of love?

Latest Stories

Woman searching for the answer
People

“The pandemic has made me curious about having children, but I know I’m still not ready”

How do you know when the time is right to have a baby?

Posted by
Victoria Stokes
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An illustration of a happy woman at home alone
Life

“The world has reopened and I forgot to make any plans”

Anyone else sat at home wistfully scrolling through pictures of beer gardens and outdoor restaurants? No? Just me then...

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
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Wellbeing

“I have ‘long Covid’ and even doing downward dog leaves me short of breath”

One writer explains how coronavirus has hugely impacted her fitness.

Posted by
Jasmine Hayer
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Michelle Obama presents the Social Justice Impact Award during the 52nd NAACP Image Awards on March 27, 2021. (Photo by NAACP via Getty Images)
Celebrity

Why the Covid-19 pandemic is a “great blessing,” according to Michelle Obama

“Right now we’re learning how to get through something hard and uncomfortable and unpredictable.”

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
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Chloe Gray
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Hooray! Group workouts are back – here are the rules

The latest government exercise guidelines, explained.

Working from home illustration: ata streaming from woman using laptop
Careers

The big problem with Boris Johnson saying we have “had enough days off”

Many of us have been working, albeit from home, in the midst of a global pandemic. To claim otherwise is hugely disrespectful.

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
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Happy girl with raised hans on the top of mountain
Mental Health

How to find contentment, according to the happiest country in the world

It’s time to embrace the Finnish concept of sisu.

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
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Woman sleeping on a stop watch
Podcasts

How to reframe the feeling that you’ve “lost a year” to the pandemic

This podcast is super helpful.

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
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Illustration of couple separated by wall
Relationships

10 unexpected lockdown love stories (including the worst Zoom date ever)

Stylist spoke to 10 women about their lockdown love lives, to find out how they’ve navigated relationships old and new in a pandemic.

Posted by
Elizabeth McCafferty
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Woman sending WhatsApp messages
Life

“Lockdown is nearly over and yet WhatsApp has never felt more draining”

We're so close to the end of lockdown, so why don't I want to make any plans?

Posted by
Megan Murray
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logo for Strong Women's fighting fit lockdown lessons while working out from home
Wellbeing

Fighting Fit: lockdown lessons while WOFH (working out from home)

As we approach the one-year anniversary of the first lockdown, Strong Women reflects on how the pandemic has impacted our fitness.

Posted by
Meriam Ahari
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Natalie Gil
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7 women (including a personal trainer) on why they’re giving up the gym for good

From saving time and money, to avoiding sweaty overcrowded classes – the reasons are many.

NHS staff campaigning for a pay rise
Politics

This is how NHS staff reacted to the proposed 1% pay rise

“We got our claps, what more did we expect?”

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
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Group of female friends
Family & Friends

We need to talk about the unexpected pressure furlough is putting on friendship

“I can’t wait to get back to the normal rhythms of communication with friends”

Posted by
Megan Murray
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Dolly Parton
Celebrity

Anyone else slightly obsessed with how Dolly Parton marked her vaccination day?

She gave a special performance of Jolene.

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
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Woman counting down time
Opinion

Feeling pressured to “celebrate” the end of lockdown? You are not alone

And it’s causing a certain type of anxiety.

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
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Woman dancing in club
Politics

Will we really be dancing in nightclubs this June?

The internet has a mixed reaction to the news.

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
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Woman putting on makeup in lockdown
Mental Health

Want to feel excited about life again? Try this therapist-approved trick

Learn all about the power of “positive imagery”.

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
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Megan Murray
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Still dreading Zoom calls with friends? Try setting this game-changing rule

“I’ve given friends a 45 minute time limit when we Zoom to protect my energy – and it’s working”

Covid-19: This is what it’s really like to work for the NHS right now
Long Reads

This is what it’s really like to work for the NHS right now

“It’s both mentally and physically demanding. There is no simple way to put it.”

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
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