CABIN FEVER HAS SET IN as we sit chafing at home this long weekend and it’s yielding some unattractive results.
The problem is that it’s arrived so early in the process. We’ve only been battling COVID-19 for a couple of months in our part of the world, and we have, at the least, several more months to go before we can let up.
The definition of cabin fever is irritability, restlessness and other such symptoms caused by long confinement. It’s a mental health condition. We can either give in to it or we can fight it.
A lot of folks are crying “Uncle” and letting their baser instincts take over.
Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops and newspaper editor. He writes five commentaries a week for CFJC Today, publishes the ArmchairMayor.ca opinion website, and is a director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.