Contact tracing paranoia
Having a friend give you COVID-19 may be a transgression you never forgive. For some, the transgression goes beyond just causing a short-term illness. What if someone becomes hospitalized due to the virus? Or dies. Within their social circle, there can be extreme anger towards the person whom they believe passed on the virus. Everyone can gather together to find who is at fault, ready to take them down. Even when the pandemic is over, the consequences of it may be permanent. And the anger that goes with that.