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The Virus of Fear: How to Cope with Fear in Times of Uncertainty

The Virus of Fear: How to Cope with Fear in Times of Uncertainty, by Sara Fabian. Photograph of hand against window by Josh Hild
Photograph by Josh Hild

Beyond the coronavirus, there’s another kind of virus in the air: fear. But fear is a state of mind – which you can control; here are tips to help keep you fear-free.

The world is undergoing a challenging and scary time: closed borders, travel bans, quarantines, shortages of food and supplies, businesses closing, stock markets crashing, currencies devalued, and unbridled panic.

A panicked mind can’t see and think clearly.

This state of hysteria is magnified by social media and tv channels, and the reality that viruses don’t care about our status, money, or fame. Viruses can spread from state

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