Coronavirus: Study Says Americans May Be Suffering ‘Quarantine Fatigue’


Are you sick of being in quarantine?

Some people may be suffering from “quarantine fatigue” and itching to go outside a lot, the New York Post reported.

The report, a study by the Maryland Transportation Institute at the University of Maryland, showed that many people are now making outdoor trips. This number will rise as some states start to reopen.

The study is following more than 100 million people monthly using “privacy-protected data from mobile devices.”

Until April 17, the study said the six weeks of the staying-home percentage increased. After that date, the number of people staying home dropped from 33 percent to 31 percent.

Researchers of the study said they saw something they hoped would not be happening. The research is showing people getting tired of the stay-at-home orders and wanting to travel more.

Dr. Wilbur Chen, an associate professor at the university’s School of Medicine, said people will not know for weeks whether this will have any impact on the virus still spreading.

“If people are out and about, there’s more risk of transmission, and when there’s transmission, you have more cases of hospitalizations and deaths,” Chen.

If a coronavirus vaccine isn’t quickly made available, Americans may have to social distance until 2022, according to a new study.

Researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health found that without a vaccine, social distancing may be necessary for the next few years if we want to beat the virus and keep hospitals from becoming overwhelmed.

The researchers said the best way to fight the virus is through intermittent social distancing until a vaccine is developed, which could be months or years away.

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