Some of the original opinions and research in this article can be attributed to Scott Andrew of CNN.
The COVID-19 pandemic has torn through the world like a hurricane, throwing governments, systems and lives into great disarray. Humans the world over are being told to stay at home and comply with various types of social distancing measures, but some people just cannot seem to comply with official (and sensible) advice.
With a third of the global population under some form of coronavirus lockdown, many of us are having trouble adjusting to the rigid restrictions, which can range from having to walk at least two metres away from others to only leaving your home for essential groceries and medical supplies, depending on your country.
Life is not as we know it. After all, we are living through a pandemic, and rising figures of cases and deaths all over the world drive home the painful point that this could be a much longer road than the world first expected. Borders are closed and travel has ground to a halt. Some of us are not even allowed to go for a jog around the block.
Besides thorough hand washing, sanitising and wearing of personal protective equipment—such as masks and gloves—strict social distancing measures are key factors in mitigating the virus’ spread.
Each country has its own rules and its own stubborn delinquents. Despite repeated pleas from government officials and health authorities to stay at home and keep their distance from others, many people simply refuse to comply.
Some don’t feel like it’s personal enough
Some are feeling desensitised
Some are “under-responders”
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