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So Now 'Covid Anxiety Syndrome' Is A Thing? We Can't Escape One Crisis Of Inflated Health Risk By Dreaming Up New Ways To Be Ill

 
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So Now 'Covid Anxiety Syndrome' Is A Thing? We Can't Escape One Crisis Of Inflated Health Risk By Dreaming Up New Ways To Be Ill
Hope is for fools: a new study claims that people are having problems reintegrating into normal life due to compulsive anxiety over the virus. This is what ridiculous campaigns designed to make people overly fearful result in.

A small study claiming that “residual anxiety” over coronavirus may lead people to encounter difficulties reintegrating into society, even after the decline of the virus, has been widely reported this week. The authors, who surveyed 300 individuals in the UK, claim that people are increasingly experiencing what they call “Covid anxiety syndrome,” characterised by “compulsively” checking symptoms, avoiding public spaces, and obsessive cleaning, even as cases are declining in the UK.

Yet this ‘syndrome’ is a peculiar one, as it appears difficult to distinguish between these ‘symptoms’ and those behaviours and attributes that have been expressly promoted as desirable responses to the pandemic. Perhaps dimly aware of this possibility, the study’s authors offer a feeble attempt to distinguish between activities promoted by public health campaigners and those that are “maladaptive.” Anxiety about Covid is a problem, the authors claim, when people act in “overly safe ways.”....'

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Re: So Now 'Covid Anxiety Syndrome' Is A Thing? We Can't Escape One Crisis Of Inflated Health Risk By Dreaming Up New Ways To Be Ill
just hang out with us in the fresh air.


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