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Loss and grief in the COVID pandemic: more than counting losses and moving on

By Alida G Herbst, Director: School of Psychosocial Health, North-West University
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Over the past two years, the world’s news channels started to include COVID-19 statistics almost like the daily weather bulletin. Words like “daily rise in COVID-19 infections and COVID-19 related deaths” continuously run as subtitles on television screens. When a new variant of the virus is detected, scientists will be interviewed, new travel restrictions or pandemic regulations will be announced, and the world will just carry on.

It’s as if people have become desensitised.

At the time of writing this article, the World Health Organisation’s dashboard reported the following…The Conversation


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