It is important to acknowledge that as we re-enter a world with fewer restrictions, there is a new mental toll upon us – deciding how we want to engage with the world and what activities we are comfortable doing. When we decide what feels safe to us and what doesn’t, we weigh four factors and engage several areas of our brain. Check out this 5-minute video and accompanying article from the Wall Street Journal that outlines these factors in the context of an indoor event from the perspective of someone who is fully vaccinated.
For much of the Covid-19 pandemic, Laura G. Bustamante longed for the weekend nights when she used to drive into Manhattan to meet friends, often at karaoke bars in the Koreatown neighborhood. She’s now fully vaccinated, and many New York City bars and restaurants have reopened.