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Social isolation and domestic violence

For people who are experiencing domestic violence, social distancing, quarantine, and mandatory lockdowns with the spread of COVID-19 have trapped them in their homes where they may feel unsafe isolated from the people and the resources that could help them. The National Domestic Violence Hotline reports that a growing number of callers say that their abusers are using COVID-19 as a means of further isolating them from their friends and family and continue to control them by withholding financial and medical resources or threatening to throw them on the street.