Conversations on COVID: Breaking the anxiety cycle

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — As coronavirus continues to reach new corners of the globe, it has inspired countless conversations among medical practitioners, public health officials and political authorities about how to stop its biological spread.

But the disease has also created what Dr. Jud Brewer, director of research and innovation at the Mindfulness Center at Brown, calls a “second contagion” — a far-reaching sense of anxiety that is infecting personal habits and social interactions. READ MORE