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SwimSwam.com featured Dyson Associate Professor Linda Escobar Olszewski piece "Disruption, Sports and Pandemic: How Colleges Are Failing Student-Athletes"

09/17/2020

SwimSwam.com featured Dyson Associate Professor Linda Escobar Olszewski piece "Disruption, Sports and Pandemic: How Colleges Are Failing Student-Athletes"

Linda Escobar Olszewski, PsyD, is a NY State licensed clinical psychologist, Associate Professor of Psychology, and Director of the McShane Center for Psychological Services at Pace University in New York City. She also writes a popular blog for Psychology Today.

Over the past months the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everyone across the globe. Unfortunately for the human race, this is not the first time (or last) a pandemic has brought life-as-we-know it to a screeching halt. The 1918 Spanish flu devastated the global population in for two years, causing an estimated 50 million deaths world-wide. In 1957, the Asian Flu, killed over one million people and the 1968 Hong Kong flu killed an estimated four million people world-wide. Currently CORONA-19 has erased nearly one million lives to date. Despite containment efforts and the promise of a vaccine the economic ramifications have been far reaching and its emotional burden has created a monstrous mental health crisis. 

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