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Why pandemic fatigue makes it harder to follow restrictions right now

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…

April 12, 2021

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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.

To read the full article, click the link below:
https://www.cbc.ca/radio/checkup/who-or-what-is-to-blame-for-canada-s-third-wave-of-covid-19-1.5982324/why-pandemic-fatigue-makes-it-harder-to-follow-restrictions-right-now-1.5983002

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