[COVID-19] One Important Recommendation You May Not be Hearing

My daughter’s preschool is now closed until the end of the month.

My wife works as a nurse in a hospital that has one of the busiest emergency rooms in the country.

People camp out at stores hours before they open, then run the shelves empty by mid-day.

Everyday, we’re flooded with more information in our feeds about this pandemic.

And it’s all pretty scary the more you think about it.

I was contemplating if I should voice my perspective on this or not.

But it’s way too important not to.

Wherever you are in the world, you’re hearing about how Coronavirus (COVID-19) is rapidly spreading.

I mean countries have shut down over this.

First, let me say yes it’s important to take the necessary precautions. I’m not writing this to argue about that.

But what I do want to share something that’s been on my mind about what the biggest problem going on with all of this.

There’s something much worse that’s spreading a lot faster.

It’s FEAR.

And here’s the truth.

The FEAR of the Coronavirus is deadlier than the virus itself.

You see, when you are in fear, a reactive part of your brain called the amygdala takes control of your actions.

You enter into a fight-flight-freeze response.

(It’s what’s causing people to buy way too much toilet paper.)

And when you are in this reactive state, your body starts producing a steroid called cortisol to help you handle the stress.

Read full article HERE.
Dr. Eugene K. Choi

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