So much uncertainty around risk can make it extra hard to decide what to do.
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People tend to dislike uncertainty and risk – two things that are hard to avoid completely during a pandemic. That’s part of why it can feel especially draining to make even small decisions these days.
With a COVID-19 booster shot, vaccine effectiveness against hospitalization goes up to 90%.
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Studies suggest seniors without the booster shot run a higher risk of infection and hospitalization from the omicron variant.
The list of SARS-CoV-2 variants – each with its own unique qualities that give it an edge – just keeps growing.
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People are buzzing with questions about the omicron variant and whether it could help usher in herd immunity. A team of virologists deciphers the latest findings.
The weight of the world’s news can be too much.
If bad or irrelevant news has you considering avoidance, a suggestion: just as we’ve been taught that moderation is the key to so many habits, it’s the same for news.
September 11, 2021 marks the 18 month anniversary of the WHO declaring the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic.
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A lot has happened since the WHO declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. A portrait in data highlights trends in everything from case counts, to research publications, to variant spread.
After what feels like a never-ending 18 months of lockdowns and COVID-19 saturated government messages, we’re all just a bit over it.
Metaphors are figures of speech that imply likeness; they can be useful tools in dealing with pandemic fatigue.
Creative problem-solving using metaphors can help us deal with the long-term anxiety and challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.
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The way politicians and public health officials have handled the coronavirus pandemic so far has earned people’s trust. But that trust is conditional.
A man sips a drink while sitting in environmentally friendly physical distancing circle at Trinity Bellwoods Park in Toronto on May 28, 2020.
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As the pandemic wears on, some people struggle to keep adhering to restrictions and social distancing guidelines. There are psychological reasons for caution fatigue, and ways to overcome it.
It’s tempting to take a break from pandemic precautions.
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It’s draining and depressing to stay on high alert month after month after month. Understanding pandemic fatigue better might help you strengthen your resolve.