Bay Area, Nation, Beset With Pandemic Fatigue

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As coronavirus cases surge in the state, Governor Gavin Newsom has issued a curfew for most of the state and many counties are reinstating restrictions that were only recently lifted. Add to that the winter cold and rains, which make it harder to gather outside, and the coming holidays which remind us of more festive times. It’s leaving many of us with severe cases of pandemic fatigue. We’ll talk about what we’re experiencing and ways to alleviate it.


Elissa Epel, professor and vice chair, Department of Psychiatry, UCSF

Margo Pumar, psychiatrist and associate medical director for integrated and collaborative care, UCSF