When you are frightened or feeling really anxious while reading the news about the coronavirus epidemic, the key in situations like this is to be aware of and allow whatever feelings are there. Recognize these feelings are perfectly natural given the circumstances, be as kind and accepting of yourself as possible, and ask, “What thoughts are most helpful to guide me now?” Let your mind be guided by the actual information that the CDC is releasing and the precautions they suggest.
Photo Caption: Lita Godfrey, who works in customer service at Los Angeles International Airport, puts on a face mask. Consuming too much media coverage of the outbreak can breed unnecessary fear, experts say. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times. Article from the Los Angeles Times.)