Robin Blades is a Fulbright Scholar and clinical research coordinator in psychiatry at a California University. She is currently a fellow in the Dalla Lana Global Journalism program.
Many economists and psychologists study how to shorten perceived wait time. The end of the pandemic may come quicker if we use mental shortcuts to perceive time as moving faster.
Currently, COVID-19 vaccines are injected into the muscles but many immunologists think a nasal vaccine may also be needed to end the pandemic.
Boredom can motivate us to find meaning in our lives, – even when we're stuck inside. The key is to find ways to satisfy that desire while adhering to public health guidelines.