Corona Revelations: Focus on positives to win the psychological battle

The world is making a valiant fight against a double-edged sword called Corona Virus which has not just spread far and wide, but also caused deep panic in the minds of the people across the globe. So, it is time for a mental and physical fight for all, as it has tested our patience too.

The rising anxieties, flooding negative news reports, the feeling of helplessness in isolation, the worries about the kith and kin stuck in other continents, and above all the horrible feeling that the virus is knocking on our doorstep contribute to a panic situation in most of the people and a depression in many.

Among the more horrifying reports, there are also some positive news that we should focus more on. As of now, the cases have touched nearly 250000 and deaths have crossed 10000-mark.

But at the same time, it should be noted that 88,500 people have recovered so far from this deadly disease. According to the data from the worldometer, 95% of the total cases are still mild. Only 5% cases are in the serious or critical stage.

Another good news is that China, where the deadly trail started, reported no fresh local transmission cases so far.

In another news that should give hope to us, clinical trials started at least in the on four drugs. Researchers from China and the United Kingdom have collaborated to conduct a clinical trial looking at the efficacy of a combination of two anti-HIV drugs lopinavir and ritonavir to combat severe cases of COVID-19.

Here are a few things that will help you in this psychological battle.

  • Focus on Facts, not get carried away by misinformation
  • Too much information can be horrible, so get the right facts.
  • Avoid unregulated online news as the world is led by misinformation
  • Follow official and authentic sources
  • Keep a routine especially during the quarantine
  • Just see that everyone is facing the challenge, not just you.
  • Don’t blame or shame anybody now.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
  • Prepare for the worst mentally.
  • Social distancing does not mean isolation. We can stay in touch with family, friends, neighbours etc.
  • Use the phone, text, email — all means possible — to stay connected.


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