The Psychological Cost of Constant Coronavirus Coverage

Even if the Coronavirus has yet to spread widely in the U.S., news about the virus may already be taking a toll. … Roxane Cohen Silver [UCI Professor of psychological science]  says that those who engage in media about the scare the most also worried more about contracting the virus. … Her advice on those who want to keep up with the Coronavirus but don’t want to make themselves sick with worry – “Stay informed by seeking out information from trusted sources that will have the science that will enable us to learn what to do and what not to do.”