COVID-19: A MENTAL DESTRUCTION

It has already been two years since Covid-19 has been entered in our

lives changing and upsetting our entire planet.

Before the vaccine, during the first year of the pandemic, covid has led the world population to encounter huge problems, not only from an economics and social point of view but especially it led to the deaths of more than 5.5 million victims until now and the overloading of hospitals.

As we already know, basically, most people infected with the virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. However, some will become seriously ill and require medical attention. Older people and those with underlying medical conditions like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, or cancer are more likely to develop serious illnesses. Anyone can get sick with COVID-19 and become seriously ill or die at any age.

The pandemic that has begun in the early of 2020 and that is gonna be surely in the next generation’s history books, it also sprung a high global depression; in fact, a pandemic is not just a medical phenomenon; it affects individuals and society and causes depression, mental issues, disruption, anxiety, stress, stigma, and xenophobia.

The behavior of an individual as a unit of society or the community has marked effects on the dynamics of a pandemic that involves the level of severity, degree of flow, and aftereffects. Rapid human‐to‐human transmission of the Covid-19 resulted in the enforcement of regional lockdowns to stem the further spread of the disease. Isolation, quarantine, social distancing, and closure of educational institutes, companies, workplaces, and entertainment venues consigned people to stay in their homes to help break the chain of transmission.

 However, the restrictive measures undoubtedly have affected the social and mental health of individuals from across the board: from younger children to older people. Quarantine and self‐isolation can most likely cause a negative impact on one’s mental health and in a lot of cases, it led people to fall into depression, especially teenagers.

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Autore:

FRANCESCO SIRACUSA

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5A liceo classico Valli (I.I.S. MEDI)
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