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This week: Dealing with loneliness, plus a coronavirus update

Taking breaks from news reports and taking care of your body and mind can help combat the loneliness that may develop if you are isolating yourself during the pandemic, says Brian Amidon, a licensed clinical social worker from Upstate's Inclusive Health Services.

He makes the point in this week's "HealthLink on Air" that maintaining physical distance from friends and family should not mean staying away socially, and he talks about ways to stay connected.

Also on the show, Upstate infectious disease chief, Dr. Stephen Thomas gives an update on the COVID-19 disease and its treatment, including the convalescent plasma project underway at Upstate. He also discusses what has been learned about the virus causing this global pandemic. Listen this Sunday, May 3 at 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. for "HealthLink on Air."