Can Anything Cure the Pandemic of Waiting and Worrying?

A Psychologist of Uncertainty Has Some Ideas to Help Us Cope With This Unprecedented Time

The sources of uncertainty are numerous right now. Will my job still be there when the pandemic ends? When can I see my friends and family again? Is it safe to go to my favorite restaurant or get a haircut? Will I get to take that trip I planned for next year? Will I get sick? Will someone I love get sick? Will one of us die? The uncertainty itself is crippling—triggering distraction, anxiety, and even physical illness at exactly the time we all need to be calm and strong.

But …