The crisis period is having troubling effects on the morale of the population, notes psychiatry professor Panteleimon Gianacopoulos.
“For southerners, it is very difficult to live without morning coffee. Depriving it does not only mean depriving you of a social bond, but in a way to reduce tensions.” Has the health crisis made us all “southerners”? Yes, according to Panteleimon Giannakopoulos, in the sense that many deprivations affect the morale of the entire population. The psychiatry professor is concerned about seeing a broken social bond, which it will take time to rebuild.
In March 2020, confinement was already worrying you. Fourteen months later, how would you rate the morale of the population?
The first shutdown had a rather weak effect on morale. Of course, there was a lot of anxiety, acute tension, and emotional reactions – rushing towards certain products in the supermarket, for example – but that was the era of clapping on the balcony; Solidarity triumphed.