Amid coronavirus news, many need to step away

Roxane Cohen Silver, Dana Rose Garfin and E. Alison Holman, researchers at the University of California at Irvine who have been studying the affect of prolonged media exposure to bad news following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, wrote an article for Health Psychology magazine in February — before coronavirus was even on the radar for many Americans — warning of this effect. People who watch too much can have nightmares, feelings of anxiety and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, Silver said.