Long pandemic is giving way to ‘virus fatigue’

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The Bangkok Post

The most dangerous consequence of Covid fatigue, however, is the magical thinking that it induces even in some health professionals. “It’s been so long; surely it will be over soon” is a wish, not a scientific statement. Once they called it “combat fatigue”, and treated the soldiers who showed the symptoms with a mixture of pity and contempt. Then they renamed it “post-traumatic stress disorder” (PTSD) and broadened the definition to cover similar responses to other stressful situations. And now we have “Covid fatigue”. We’re coming up on two years since the first round of lockdowns and overfl…

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