India’s second wave of Covid-19 infections is having a psychological impact on those who have not been infected, with many feeling overwhelmed and helpless at the situation. Photo: Reuters
India’s second wave of Covid-19 infections is having a psychological impact on those who have not been infected, with many feeling overwhelmed and helpless at the situation. Photo: Reuters

India’s Covid-19 surge is taking its toll on mental health, even for those who don’t have the virus

  • A psychologist says many Indians are feeling fear, confusion, numbness, anxiety and helplessness as coronavirus cases and deaths surge around them
  • The trauma is amplified by the sounds of ambulance sirens, scenes of cremations taking place in car parks, and not being able to hold funeral rituals for the dead

India’s second wave of Covid-19 infections is having a psychological impact on those who have not been infected, with many feeling overwhelmed and helpless at the situation. Photo: Reuters
India’s second wave of Covid-19 infections is having a psychological impact on those who have not been infected, with many feeling overwhelmed and helpless at the situation. Photo: Reuters
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