I alternate between being glued to the news and escapism. I’ve read a couple of good articles recently relating to the psychology of the Coronavirus emergency.
VICE UK has this report from correspondents in Italy and Spain:
What to Expect After a Month of Lockdown, According to People in Italy and Spain
“Don’t give yourself false hope – like thinking that after two or three weeks it will go away, and you will get back to your normal life.”
Harvard Business Review has this piece with the world’s foremost expert on grief, David Kessler, to explain the feelings we’re dealing with at this time.
That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief
“We feel the world has changed, and it has. We know this is temporary, but it doesn’t feel that way, and we realize things will be different… The loss of normalcy; the fear of economic toll; the loss of connection. This is hitting us and we’re grieving. Collectively. We are not used to this kind of collective grief in the air”.