Hit by coronavirus panic? Look for data not drama

“One of the most stressful aspects of this outbreak is the uncertainty and ambiguity that surrounds transmission,” said Roxane Cohen Silver, who’s professor of psychological science at the University of California, Irvine. … “What is likely to be unhealthy is the spreading of rumours and misinformation, which often creep in during uncertain periods,” she said. … Instead, people should proactively “seek out information from authoritative sources”, she said, such as the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), or your local department of health.