After quarantine, what? Unemployment, homelessness, depression, PTSD, and long-term mental health issues

The Extinction Protocol

IsolationPutting suspected coronavirus patients in quarantine could cause long-lasting damage to their mental health, British scientists have warned. The official UK guidance to people who think they may have come into contact with someone with the virus is to self-isolate for 14 days and avoid others. For those who do test positive, they have no choice and are forced into quarantine for at least a fortnight against their will.

But spending weeks in isolation can trigger PTSD, depression, feelings of confusion, anger and fear, and even drug abuse, according to a King’s College London study. Losing money due to missing work and the stigma around the disease were also both linked to mental health problems. And the longer the patients spend separated from society also influenced how severe their symptoms are. Other factors that influenced the risk of causing mental health damage were a lack of basic needs like food…

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