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Dr. Patrick J. Crocker

Collective anxiety and the 'invisible viral boogeyman' of coronavirus
photo by Charlie L. Harper III

The nearly abandoned intersection of Sixth Street and Neches Avenue, as pictured last week, would normally be filled with people eating, drinking and partying

By Dr. Patrick J. Crocker

The things we worry about. All the what-ifs that haunt our collective minds. Those without anxiety can't always understand the concerns of those who suffer, because those anxious thoughts are only part of our individual psyche. The conundrum is that those things we worry over are not usually in our future, it's the things we never thought of that jump up like a jack-in-the-box to bite us.

Today it's COVID-19, the invisible viral boogey-man raging across the world that fuels the personal and family strain.

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