#cyberbullying | #cyberbully | When will it all end? COVID fatigue overtakes people, who now seem resigned to their fate

It does not matter whether you have already tested positive for COVID-19 or have been entirely symptomfree. The feeling is all-pervasive and no social class is immune to it. No age group has escaped it. It is a Que Sera Sera kind of feeling and I see it reflected in the eyes of people around me. Masks and other facial covers fail to hide it. The body language serves only to accentuate it. The conversations betray it. And one can even read it between the lines in the newspapers and on social media.

What has brought on this emotion?

The preceding months of prolonged lockdowns and ‘work from home’, the collapse of education as we knew it and the failure of schools, colleges and universities to resume functioning, the economic meltdown and failure of demand to pick up, the rampant retrenchments and widespread unemployment, the utter failure of healthcare sector to look after common and chronic illnesses while the pandemic has held sway, the physical distancing and face masks and many such factors brought on by the pandemic are clearly responsible, with no clear light at the end of the tunnel.

The political class has often clutched at straws, manipulated the statistics, economised with the truth, uttered blatant lies and occasionally patted itself on the back. They have gone back to their usual politicking.


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