Interview Dr. Andrea Nazarenko
Dr. Andrea Nazarenko is a research psychologist with the Obesity Research Team and Social Development Research Group at the University of South Carolina. She also works as a community psychologist, providing consultation services to multiple governmental and educational organizations.
Talking Points From Dr. Nazarenko on
Escaping the Fear of Coronavirus from her white paper on this:
It is human nature to fear things we cannot control. Control makes us comfortable. It creates perceived safety.
It is therefore not surprising the widespread fear over the recent pandemic of 2019-nCov (Coronavirus). Coronavirus originated in Wuhan, China, and is now spreading to many other continents and countries, causing large-scale public fear and mass hysteria.