Living Better Online Due To COVID-19, Managing New Coronavirus-Related Anxiety

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Anne Marie Canlis watches an online lecture for school
In this photo provided by Anne Marie Canlis, Clementine Canlis, of Seattle, watches an online lecture Thursday, March 12, 2020, after her private school closed for five weeks due to the coronavirus. The Canlis family’s three children, ages 14, 11 and 9, are split between two private schools that are closed for six weeks and five weeks, respectively. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness. Anne Marie Canlis via AP

A columnist says people are getting a re-education on how to use the internet for good, while practicing good in-person social-distancing. Then we discuss and learn some strategies for dealing with anxious energy that comes from staying at home and being isolated from other people.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Kevin Roose Guest
  • Dr. Richard Davidson Guest

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