In this series, we ask scientists from different backgrounds, disciplines and career stages to reflect upon their life in lockdown and how it has influenced how they approach doing science. In this article, Zill e Anam from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, discusses how the pandemic provided her with an opportunity to carefully consider and explore the next steps in her career.
During social isolation, people have been staying at home to stop the spread of COVID-19. In order to stay informed and maintain awareness there has been increase in news and media consumption. But after months of restricted movement and social distancing, people are restless. Not only are they tired of being in lockdown, they are also feeling worn out by news – a condition now known as news fatigue.