Just earlier than this difficulty went to press, Scientific American printed a information story describing a brand new situation coined by psychologists: cave syndrome. Uniquely related to the COVID world, those that expertise it concern leaving dwelling and interacting as they did earlier than the pandemic, despite the fact that they’ve been totally vaccinated. Several members of my shut circle may simply match this description—regardless of having gotten their pictures, they’ll’t think about doing all of the issues they as soon as did, like going into their mates’ residences, assembly dates unmasked or consuming indoors at a restaurant.
In this assortment’s cowl story, doctor Carolyn Barber surveys the consultants about how a lot freedom a vaccination really confers (see “So What Can People Actually Do after Being Vaccinated?”). As she discovers, the science is younger and continuously altering, giving cave syndromers a gentle stream of variables and steerage to cope with.
COVID has different unusual lingering results: author Claudia Wallis investigates the hyperlink between the illness and the onset of diabetes (see “Unraveling the Complex Link between COVID and Diabetes”). And journalist Mike May particulars all the opposite viral and bacterial threats lurking within the wings for people to cope with (see “Tomorrow’s Biggest Microbial Threats”). But for now let’s all get out the door and start therapeutic from COVID-19 as greatest we will.
This article was initially printed with the title “One Hurdle at a Time” in SA Health & Medicine 3, 3, (June 2021)