Editorial: Bad news pileup can lead to anxiety

Many researchers recommend limiting how often you consume bad news and the amount of time you spend reading it. “We’ve had so much news from COVID-19 and the economic breakdown to the reckoning with racial injustice combined with hurricanes and firestorms,” said Roxane Cohen Silver, a [Distinguished Professor of psychological science] at the University of California, Irvine. She adds that the political environment adds stress to all of this. “We’re not advocating that people put their head in the sand — just that people monitor the frequency and volume of news they consume.”