COVID-19: Informed but not overwhelmed

World events, like the COVID-19 pandemic, can create uncertainty and a feeling of being out-of-control. Collecting information and keeping up with the news can be helpful, according to Dr. Craig Sawchuk, a Mayo Clinic psychologist. "But at some point it can actually be too much of a good thing," he says. "It’s important, whether we are on social media or regular media channels, that we establish some limits."

Dr. Sawchuk recommends people spend about 15 to 30 minutes, once or twice a day, catching up on the news. "That can usually help get you to a point where you feel informed enough, but not too informed where it can induce more stress and anxiety."

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I think the only time I ever came close to feeling "overwhelmed" was around the five hundredth time I heard some medical authority saying that face masks have the magical ability to protect medical people but will provide ZERO protection to ordinary people just going to the supermarket. That was a big lie, we all know it was a lie, and I've yet to hear anyone from anywhere offer even a hint of an apology.