Dr. Chhoda shares a story about a story about a 20-year-old junior at the University of Nebraska, who works as a server, cook and bartender. She was mocked by patrons for wearing a mask.
She stopped talking back. She also stopped wearing a mask. Her decision led to direct financial benefits. She used to make $30 or $40 a night in tips while wearing a mask, and it’s now “over $100 in tips every shift,” she said.
Dr. Chhoda also explores a first-of-its-kind study from the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) which finds 27.8% of U.S. adults had depression symptoms as of mid-April, compared to 8.5% before the COVID-19 pandemic. This means – COVID-19 has likely tripled depression rate.
The thing that was the most striking was – the biggest demographic difference came down to money. After adjusting for all other demographics, the researchers found that, during COVID, someone with less than $5,000 in savings was 50% more likely to have depression symptoms than someone with more than $5,000.
Also watch Dr. Chhoda’s video on “The Shocking Truth About Money & Happiness Today (No Paycheck Required)”
TABLE OF CONTENTS
0:00 A Very Surprising Article from Science Daily
2:06 Our Behavior Towards Restaurants and Bars
4:22 Restaurant Workers Worry About their Safety and Livelihood
6:31 Covid-19 Has Likely Tripled Depression Rate
9:12 5 Aspects of Health