There may be value in shifting our mindset from “pandemic” to “endemic.”
- Moving into the next stage of the pandemic requires taking stock of your personal tolerance for risk.
- Adjusting to heightened risk is nothing new.
- Budgeting for risk is a personal, ever-changing choice.
In the early days of the pandemic, as the world was adjusting to a rapidly changing viral landscape, I co-chaired the COVID-19 Advisory Committee for the American Psychoanalytic Association. We closely followed the advice of the CDC and top medical experts; we also reviewed and conducted surveys related to COVID concerns among our members. We produced informational letters, blogs, videos, and podcasts relevant to the adjustments to moving therapy online in this time of COVID. Keeping up with these changes was practically a full-time job.