Are you panic-buying anything you can get your hands on? If so, it’s likely that you are either afraid or trying to stop yourself being afraid.
But if you get yourself into a sweaty scrum in the dry goods aisle, it’s the perfect way to spread the virus, which is counter-productive. Fear is contagious, so we need a strategy to counter it.
A wise older woman in a hospice taught me a huge lesson when I was a medical student. She said ‘the fear of cancer can be worse than cancer’.