Transcript for Are you experiencing pandemic fatigue?
the major developments. The latest numbers right now from Johns Hopkins university, confirmed worldwide cases surging past the 40 million cases, with now more than 8.1 million cases diagnosed here in the U.S., and at least 219,000 American lives lost and unfortunately rising. And doc, as these numbers climb, we're getting talk now, I can't even believe this, that people aren't taking the measures seriously, are people thinking we're coming out of this? There's a name for it, pandemic fatigue, the definition really is when you have a weariness, an exhaustion, a frustration with all of these measures, like masks and physical distancing, in the setting on Friday the united States marked 70,000 new coronavirus infections, the highest single-day tally since the summer. Also occurring in Europe, cases and hospitalizations there on the rise and the world health organization estimating that 50% of the European population is suffering from this syndrome, pandemic fatigue. We're just over it. Yeah. And there's no end in sight. We don't know when a vaccine is coming. People start to feel like, when is this going to end? Do you have tips feeling this way? Well, psychologists do. They talk about, number one, talk about your feelings, admit and accept that you're suffering from these feelings. You want to avoid numbing or self-medicating with alcohol and drugs that can only compound things. Remember, these masks and distanging measures, while inconvenient and annoying to some really is empowering, because it reinforces that we can take action. Give us control over a situation that really feels like it's out of control. Yeah, sometimes making yourself realize that it's your choice, your power. All right, Dr. Jen, thank you. We turn now to ABC's Kyra
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