I was walking down Greville Street, Prahran the other day.
Actually, I was running to go out to dinner at a Vietnamese restaurant. (It was a colorful evening with the waiter spilling red wine all over my pants. I was sitting all night with wet pants. It reminded me of being a toddler).
As I was running, out of the corner of my eye, I saw a sign of one of the medical offices, ‘Are You Struggling with Covid Fatigue’.
I was thinking that’s interesting, as I was hurrying by... Must write about that.
So, here I am, contemplating the differences between ‘general’ fatigue and ‘covid’ fatigue.
I’m guessing that they have commonalities. Fatigue is just feeling run down, a general malaise, out of mojo and gas, and just wanting to have a good lie down (for a few months).
So, covid fatigue kind of fits that definition. It’s something more though...
Covid fatigue is more severe. I think it is the general feeling of hopelessness that the only thing people will ever talk about forever is the jab.
- Are you jabbed?
- Which jab?
- Do you have a booster?
- Do you want to talk constantly about variants?
- Do you want to just talk about covid 24/7?
So I get it. People are sick and tired of not so much the virus - I think many people are just thinking, OH GOD please give me covid so I can have natural immunity and they can SHUT THE F UP!
So this Christmas and End of Year, it is time to recognise that we all have covid fatigue!
What’s the solution?
-A bit of rest?
-Throwing turkey across the table at an annoying family member?
- Excessive eating of ice-cream and chocolate?
- Binge watching Return to Eden?
Whatever the solution, a detox is usually in order...
My solution is to actually start speaking a new language, Brendan blubberish.