Why Grief Will Help Us Survive Coronavirus

The world is now trying to make sense of a tragedy that makes no sense. A genome enveloped in protein has traveled across borders and oceans to tank economies, push millions out of work and school, and kill tens of thousands.

When a loved one dies, we know to grieve. But it’s just as important to grieve a loss of normalcy, says Dr. Patrice A. Harris, a psychiatrist and the president of the American Medical Association. “Anxiety is something that’s talked a lot about, but I don’t think that grief is talked a lot.”

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