Worry And Stress With Covid-19
Check this out. What you will find is a Kaiser Family Foundation survey finding that 45% of adults in the U.S. report that their mental health has been negatively impacted due to worry and stress related to the pandemic. Lockdowns, job losses, service in the front lines of COVID treatment, etc. are all contributory factors here. And yes, drug and alcohol abuse are rising as a result. And yes, other articles report significant increases in calls to spousal abuse hotlines.
Bottom Line. Dr. Fauci tells us that it will take “a year or so” to get back to normal lives following the development of a COVID vaccine and effective treatments. Given the impact that the pandemic is demonstrably having on the psyche of adult Americans, and by proxy on American children, I think he is being too optimistic.
I think it could take generations!