COVID has transformed time itself

In the wake of COVID-19, many people have experienced a distorted sense of time. Let's try to figure out why.

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Opinion

July 20, 2021 - 7:30 AM

While COVID-19 famously impairs its victims’ senses of taste and smell, many of us who have managed to stay healthy over the last 16 months have developed a different kind of symptom: an impaired sense of time.

For some, it feels as if the pandemic has been going on for a decade or more.

For me, it’s the opposite; time seems to have telescoped.

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