The 21st Show

How to Curb COVID Fatigue

 

Robert Couse-Baker

It’s been eight months and 20 days since the W-H-O formally declared COVID-19 a pandemic. And yet, it sure doesn’t feel that way out there in the world. In the spring, the roads were eerily quiet. With not only schools, restaurants and entertainment venues closed — but also most stores and offices — there were few places for people to go. Not so, today. And yet, the pandemic is as bad as it’s ever been.

The 21st digs into the psychology of this phenomenon with a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, a health psychologist at U-W Health at the University of Wisconsin and and assistant professor of communication studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Guests:

Jacqueline K. Gollan, Professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University.

Shilagh Mirgain, Health psychologist at UW Health at the University of Wisconsin

Emma Frances Bloomfield, Assistant professor of communication studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and co-Director of the Public Communication Initiative run out of UNLV's Greenspun College of Urban Affairs

 

Prepared for web by Zainab Qureshi

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