How to Fight Coronavirus Caution Fatigue

How to Fight Coronavirus Caution Fatigue

As the pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues with no end in sight, it’s understandable if, even with the best intentions, your personal social distancing and safety practices have started slipping a little bit.

Maybe you’ve found yourself standing next to family and friends at distances closer than six feet. Perhaps you’ve gotten a bit more relaxed about properly wearing your mask or even washing and sanitizing your hands regularly. After all, it’s been this long and you’ve stayed healthy so far, right?

It’s totally understandable that these skills have slacked off a bit; it feels like it’s been forever since all of this started and we all just want it to be over. The days all blur together, time has no meaning and it’d be great if we could just hug our friends again. It’s a long-haul fight and, just like someone running a marathon with no training, it’s easy to lose steam well before the finish line.

Why our defenses slip

The first thing you should know is that gradually relaxing your social distance practices is a very human thing to do, especially over a long period of time, so don’t be hard on yourself if you slip up.

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Source: Cleveland clinic

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