Too much of the same Deja vu all over again. Too many hours each day. Too many days with the same structure and flow. Waiting for Groundhog Day to end.
It’s all part of pandemic fatigue. Death count every morning. The same news ever day — Trump is stupid again, Congress members are trying to eat each other, valued members of our society no longer have jobs and their children do not have enough food, there is no end to huge numbers of death every day, Trump pronounces daily that he has done a terrific job.
Makes your thinking dull and your emotional responses muted.
I love America, the way it was in the good old days of January.
Every time I think Trump cannot exceed himself in stupidity, meanness, cruelty, sadism, and lying, he comes roaring back and gets stupider, meaner, crueler, more sadistic, and more dishonest.
Trump’s adoption of a herd immunity model is being widely criticized by virtually every infectious disease expert who comments in television and print interviews. Virtually everyone predicts a number between 2 million and 6 million deaths from the strategy.
Herd immunity is social Darwinism, a policy adopted by many totalitarian governments.The “strongest” win, the “weakest” disappear into the trash can of of history. Social Darwinism is the antithesis of the American traditions I learned as a child from adults and religion.
Pandemic Burn-out. Virtually all of us have some version of this. COVID-19 has been unrelented in its impact up our psychological functions at the same time those have become infected by it have experienced many physical symptoms. Our worst pandemic in a century. An overwhelming burden.
Click on the mind map to expand the list of feelings, thoughts, and behaviors you probably experience daily.