Coronavirus Today: The pandemic one year in

The suffering wasn’t limited to a once-in-a-century pandemic. … Experts like Roxane Cohen Silver, a professor at UC Irvine who studies how people respond to collective crises, have a name for this type of continuous cluster of emotions: cascading collective trauma. “This event has been continued, it’s been chronic, it’s been escalating, and it has morphed from one traumatic event to another to another,” Silver said.