Excessive hand-washing. Tech addiction. Behaviors once considered extreme are now crucial to protect us amid a dangerous pandemic

One of the hallmarks of obsessive-compulsive disorder is contamination fears and excessive hand-washing. Now, these same behaviors are accepted and even encouraged to keep everyone healthy as the global coronavirus pandemic wears on.
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CONCLUSIONS: In the early phase of the pandemic, most people informed themselves of COVID-19 and started to take individual measures for risk reduction. Acceptance of governmental measures to stem the spread of the pandemic was high. PMID: 32601024 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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The authors present an evidence-based approach for optimization of infection control and operating room management during the COVID-19 pandemic, for patients both with and without COVID-19.Anesthesia &Analgesia
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