Updated: Jun 23, 2020
In countries around the world, whether quarantine is ongoing or being lifted, a psychological phenomenon has emerged: quarantine fatigue.
It’s not hard to understand the term, especially if you’ve also been in quarantine for a while. Essentially, some people are just over it. And that makes them less afraid.
This is human nature, and in many ways, not a bad thing; after all, we have to continue living. But the downside of quarantine fatigue is that people may completely stop being careful altogether, eschewing even basic, easy precautions like handwashing and keeping a safe distance in shops.
Experts worry that this could cause a second wave of coronavirus. Ironically, that threat falls on deaf ears; people with quarantine fatigue often feel finished with being afraid.
Read on for an insightful article about quarantine fatigue that reminds readers why an extreme approach to anything won’t work for most human beings.
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