“I have been facing lot of anxiety and fear in the past. The fear and the anxiety are real to me. I hope we are all pulled like a fraying string. Tight, wound up, and fragile. I feel it too. I find myself in the depths of unfathomable questions I never would have imagined a 3 months ago”. This is what Manisha told me during her relationship issue session, says Dr.R.K Suri. She is facing relationship issues of trust, infidelity, cheat and fear about loosing partner even after having been in love with partner for 4 year before getting married. Yes, I worry about what happens if I get COVID-19. Her fear is now much more of Covid 19 than of her relationship issues.
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The scenario of coronavirus till now is quite scary. It is spreading at a very fast rate. There is currently no particular vaccine or particular treatment for COVID-19 but researches are going on to create one. Scientists also cannot say how deadly it is or it may be, therefore people are getting fearful about this.
It is a new virus and therefore people are in panic and getting fear. WHO (world health organization) has declared it as a pandemic. Only because of this stock markets are going down and people are not using their logical approach, they are only hearing the rumors and believing them.
But the reality is COVID 19 is having only 2% mortality rate. According to CDC 15419 people have died so far which is much less 52000 people who had died of common flu since October. While older people and those who have respiratory problems are at a greater risk, some have mild symptoms only which can be cured at home or they may be asymptomatic.
Fear of COVID 19
The measures which are taken to eradicate coronavirus from society and our lives is making people more worried. People are in a fear of living in quarantine. They are in a fear of being alone along with transmitting it onto their family members. These preventive measures are for their benefit. But people are getting frightened because the thing like this has never happened before.
People are in fear of the risk associated with this as they are not having objective knowledge about COVID-19. They are feeling lack of control over the things and they feel fearful. Because of this fear people are buying household goods in bulk, the medicines as well. For e.g. N95 masks are manufactured in limited quantity, it’s just for medical professionals or people taking care of COVID-19 patients. But due to panic and wrong information gathered from different sources, people are buying them and that too in bulk although it is a washable one.
Health care experts say that if people will continue with this irrational approach than there could be more problems greater than the virus will give us. People should consider their own decision making and work according to WHO’s (world health organization) guideline and not according to the rumors.
The isolation, social distancing and quarantine is the recommendations as prevention strategy by Dr R K Suri leading Clinical Psychologist at TALKTOANGEL you can consult him anytime to have personalized support.