As the pandemic spreads, here’s how to stay calm

Corona virus got you feeling stressed, or maybe even scared? Turn off TV news. That’s the No. 1 bit of advice from E. Alison Holman, an associate professor of nursing at UC Irvine who studies the emotional response to collective trauma, such as the 9/11 attacks. …  “It’s important to stay apprised, so you know if there’s a lockdown, but you don’t need to constantly update.” Holman’s other piece of advice is to say focused on what you can control. “There are things you can do to protect yourself … whether that’s exercising, sleeping, eating well; do them.