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(S+) Corona consequences: “The pandemic was also a good excuse to evade social pressure”


Barbara Rothmüller asked almost 11,000 people what the pandemic had done to their lives. Her conclusion: love, friendship, comfortable clothes - not everything got worse. But social cohesion is crumbling.

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Selected friendships have intensified during the pandemic, says sociologist Rothmüller (symbol image)

Photo: Oliver Rossi/Getty Images

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