In the News: Death Projections Can Make Us Feel Helpless

Dr. Mark Dworkin and Hakan Demiritas, PhD, analyze for Mother Jones how focusing on statistics of COVID-19 may raise public anxiety at a time when anxiety is already high.

It’s an echo chamber in the media right now with these numbers.  It’s numbers about death and tragedy and it’s really hurting people while it’s informing them…how many stories have you read about the heroic efforts of nurses and doctors versus how many times have you heard about the death counts rising and the doubling of the numbers and the horror show?

Dr. Mark Dworkin  |  Professor of Epidemiology

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