COVID Fatigue

Posted by Merry, Volunteer Mentor @merpreb, Sep 30, 2020

I live in a college town on the ocean. My university and other schools in the area are reopening too. Unfortunately, so many people are just plain tired of wearing masks, especially college kids. I hear them for sure. When I went to college I knew everything, was immune to anything serious and I was out to conquer the world. I wasn't living in reality. College isn't the real world. It's a time for testing, experimenting and finding our limits.

But, of course, we are still in a pandemic, sharing the world with COVID-19. Now is not the time to be less caring or fatigued. Dr. Greg Poland discusses this in this weeks' podcast. He also expalins mutation in a way that I understand.

Have you felt this fatigue?

Interested in more discussions like this? Go to the Post-COVID Recovery & COVID-19 group.

@merpreb

@migizii– I live in a tourist town too. Our governor opened the state up too fast and we are not doing well. I had a COVID tests 2 days ago because of a procedure and I tested negative. Schools are opening and the universities are rampant with the virus

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@merpreb, So glad to hear you tested negative for the virus!

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@merpreb

@fiesty- Who are d. and sil and why weren't they told to cover their noses?

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@merpreb, I should have mentioned in my earlier post that I did ask them to cover their noses and they did. It made me uncomfortable to have to ask: d. (friend's daughter) and sil (son-in-law).

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@fiesty76

@merpreb, I should have mentioned in my earlier post that I did ask them to cover their noses and they did. It made me uncomfortable to have to ask: d. (friend's daughter) and sil (son-in-law).

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@fiesty76– I know, it's an awful position to be in. So far I've been in 2 instances where people haven't covered their noses. One gave me a hairy eyeball and the other I was too tired to say anything. I wish that I had an answer to getting a point across without being punched or yelled at.

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I’m concerned about trick or treating. We live in an area with a lot of small children and I don’t want to expose myself to the virus unnecessarily. Keep in mind some of these parents have called me a fxxxxxx bxxxx for my dog peeing on their mailbox. How would they react to a sign that we won’t be handing out treats. It’s becoming a very scary, decisive world. This doesn’t help my anxiety or possibly anxiety/stress induced conditions

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@bustrbrwn22

I’m concerned about trick or treating. We live in an area with a lot of small children and I don’t want to expose myself to the virus unnecessarily. Keep in mind some of these parents have called me a fxxxxxx bxxxx for my dog peeing on their mailbox. How would they react to a sign that we won’t be handing out treats. It’s becoming a very scary, decisive world. This doesn’t help my anxiety or possibly anxiety/stress induced conditions

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@bustrbrwn22– Here is another example of COVID fatigue because it's one more thing to consider, kids and holidays. I'm going to begin another post with just this theme. Thank you for your question and concern.

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@bustrbrwn22

I’m concerned about trick or treating. We live in an area with a lot of small children and I don’t want to expose myself to the virus unnecessarily. Keep in mind some of these parents have called me a fxxxxxx bxxxx for my dog peeing on their mailbox. How would they react to a sign that we won’t be handing out treats. It’s becoming a very scary, decisive world. This doesn’t help my anxiety or possibly anxiety/stress induced conditions

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@bustrbrwn22. My daughter and I decided that we are not participating in treat or treat this year. I didn't have one single one last year. My daughter usually has many treat or treaters but she's going dark this year for safety's sake. People have to understand this is a very trying time, and not that we are anti social. Those who don't can move on.

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@mayofeb2020– I just started a new discussion on this topic. Please join us
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/covid-19-and-holidays/

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@mayofeb2020

@bustrbrwn22. My daughter and I decided that we are not participating in treat or treat this year. I didn't have one single one last year. My daughter usually has many treat or treaters but she's going dark this year for safety's sake. People have to understand this is a very trying time, and not that we are anti social. Those who don't can move on.

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@mayofeb2020 I agree but people who think Covid is a hoax and refuse to wear masks etc are almost irrational. We are starting to see men wearing guns at some of the hardware stores while not wearing face masks and that town is upscale. It is scary times. In our state you don’t need to conceal.

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@bustrbrwn22

I’m concerned about trick or treating. We live in an area with a lot of small children and I don’t want to expose myself to the virus unnecessarily. Keep in mind some of these parents have called me a fxxxxxx bxxxx for my dog peeing on their mailbox. How would they react to a sign that we won’t be handing out treats. It’s becoming a very scary, decisive world. This doesn’t help my anxiety or possibly anxiety/stress induced conditions

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@bustrbrwn22 – You are right- I’m not going to hand out treats this year either. Just turn off outside lights. That is the sign in our neighborhood that you are not participating.

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@bustrbrwn22

I’m concerned about trick or treating. We live in an area with a lot of small children and I don’t want to expose myself to the virus unnecessarily. Keep in mind some of these parents have called me a fxxxxxx bxxxx for my dog peeing on their mailbox. How would they react to a sign that we won’t be handing out treats. It’s becoming a very scary, decisive world. This doesn’t help my anxiety or possibly anxiety/stress induced conditions

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@bustrbrwn22, I understand your concern. A few years ago, some in my immediate and other neighborhoods started turning off their porch lights to discourage treat or treaters. The idea spread and until Covid, some schools and churches would hold parties so that children could dress up i their costumes, play supervised games and be given treats. I don't know what plans may be in place for that this year.

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@fiesty76

@bustrbrwn22, I understand your concern. A few years ago, some in my immediate and other neighborhoods started turning off their porch lights to discourage treat or treaters. The idea spread and until Covid, some schools and churches would hold parties so that children could dress up i their costumes, play supervised games and be given treats. I don't know what plans may be in place for that this year.

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@feisty76. One year we did keep our lights off because we forgot. The neighbor kids just pounded on the door anyway. So many people are not taking COVID seriously. I know we have a cure, Lysol, but it can still have severe complications.

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@fiesty and @bustrbrwn22– Please use this link for holiday talk. COVID Fatigue is a lot more serious so I separated the two. Thank you for your cooperation
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/covid-19-and-holidays/
Merry

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