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After more than a year of lockdowns and shifting restrictions across the country, experts say pandemic fatigue is setting in — and that could affect our willingness to stick to the rules.
“Lockdown restrictions are not good for people’s mental health,” said Dr. Steven Taylor, a psychiatry professor at the University of British Columbia and author of The Psychology of Pandemics.
“What’s been happening in many people is they’re experiencing a kind of burnout from being under lockdown for so long, for so many months.”
Several provinces have tightened restrictions in recent weeks because of a third wave fueled by more dangerous variants of concern.
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