Most of us have been homebound for months now, watching the yr go by in a blur. Even the festivities are being spent in a solemn method, which is unbecoming of elaborate Indian celebrations. The pandemic has modified the best way we reside, and amongst different issues, the each day drudgery of it has led to one thing known as a ‘pandemic fatigue’.
Identical to common fatigue, pandemic fatigue additionally emerges from the exhaustion of doing the identical work time and again. There appears no respite as of but, with the pandemic seeking to threaten the subsequent yr, too.
Dr Anita Mathew, Infectious Illness Specialist, Fortis Hospital, Mulund says this fatigue can provide rise to apathy and restlessness. “This stands especially true as the lockdown restrictions are being lifted. At a time when we are getting used to the ‘new normal’, the pandemic-triggered fatigue is making people exhibit indifference to the infection, which shouldn’t be the case; the COVID-19 infection cannot be taken lightly!” she warns.
Dr Mathew goes on to elucidate that in accordance with a latest research carried out by Australian Centre for Illness Preparedness (ACDP), the coronavirus stays viable on numerous surfaces, thereby enabling transmission. “It was found that at 20 degrees Celsius, SARS-CoV-2 was ‘extremely viable’ for 28 days on glass, steel and banknotes, on mobile phones, elevator buttons, and currency. At 30 degrees Celsius, the survival rate dropped to seven days, and plummeted to just 24 hours at 40 degrees Celsius.”