More stringent lockdowns throughout the pandemic impacted the mental health of Australians more than surging case numbers, research has revealed.
While higher case numbers and deaths associated with COVID-19 impacted people’s wellbeing, it was to a lesser extent than strict lockdowns.
Stringent lockdowns implemented around Australia throughout the pandemic impacted the mental health of Australians more than surging COVID-19 case numbers research has revealed. People walk along Hobart Mall in Tasmania, Australia, on Oct. 16, 2021. (Steve Bell/Getty Images)
The study’s co-author, Professor Nicholas Biddle from the Australian National University, said it remained to be seen whether there would be a long-lasting effect as restrictions became a thing of the past….
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