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Science of forgetting: Why we're already losing our pandemic memories

By Richard Sima

13 Mar 2023 · 5 min read

Editor's Note

How much of the pandemic do you really remember? The Post explains that due to the monotony of lockdown life and information overload, our brains may already be forgetting chunks of the Covid years.

How much do you remember about the past three years of pandemic life? How much have you already forgotten?

A lot has happened since the "Before Times." Canceled proms, toilet paper shortages, nightly applause for health workers, new vaccines, waitlists for getting the first jab, and more.

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