Der künftige Single-Staat United Kingdom hat clever vorgesorgt:

The U.K. has appointed a minister for loneliness to deal with what Prime Minister Theresa May called “the sad reality of modern life” for too many people.

in 2017 a British commission found that nearly nine million people in the country either often, or always, feel loneliness — a condition that can have harmful health repercussions.

“It’s proven to be worse for health than smoking 15 cigarettes a day,” Mark Robinson, head of Age UK, Britain’s largest nonprofit working with older people, told the Times.