The Physical Impact of COVID-19
There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound physical impact on people all over the world. In Israel, therapist Yael Rosenfeld is warning of the lasting physical impact that the virus may have on survivors. Rosenfeld has treated patients who have survived COVID-19 and says that many of them are dealing with ongoing physical problems even after they have recovered from the initial infection. These problems can include fatigue, difficulty breathing, chest pain, and heart palpitations. In some cases, these problems can be so severe that patients are unable to return to their normal lives and jobs. This can lead to a feeling of isolation and despair, as well as financial hardship. Rosenfeld is urging people who have recovered from COVID-19 to be aware of these potential long-term effects and to seek help if they are struggling. She also urges the public to be understanding and supportive of those who are dealing with these challenges.
The Economic Impact of COVID-19
As the world continues to grapple with the novel coronavirus, the economic impact of the pandemic is becoming more and more evident in Israel news. In Israel, therapist Adi Jaffe is warning of the lasting effects that COVID-19 will have on individuals and society as a whole. Jaffe, who specializes in addiction and mental health, has written extensively about the potential long-term impacts of the pandemic on our mental health. In a recent article for Haaretz, he warned that “the psychological consequences of this crisis are going to be with us for a very long time.” Jaffe argues that the economic fallout from COVID-19 will only exacerbate existing mental health issues. He points to research showing that financial stress is a major trigger for mental health problems like anxiety and depression. With so many people around the world suddenly out of work or facing reduced incomes, it’s likely that we’ll see a significant increase in mental health issues in the coming months and years.
Jaffe also warns of the potential for social unrest as a result of the economic fallout from COVID-19. He notes that history has shown us time and again that periods of economic hardship often lead to political upheaval. With so much uncertainty surrounding the future of our economy, it’s not hard to imagine that we could see more social unrest in the years ahead. Ultimately, Jaffe urges us to be prepared for the long-term impacts of COVID-19 both on ourselves.