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Did COVID-19 and an earthquake raise your anxiety? You’re not alone

Deseret News, March 18, 2020

March 18, 2020

Did COVID-19 and an earthquake raise your anxiety? You’re not alone

“In cases of multiple stresses, having high levels of distress is normal,” said Dana Garfin, assistant professor at University of California Irvine’s Sue & Bill Groves School of Nursing. One of her specialties is repeated exposure to trauma and she said this certainly counts. “In the acute aftermath of a traumatic event, people experience higher levels of stress.”