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Staying Calm Is a Civic Duty

Panic and stress are contagious. So is peacefulness.

Young man wearing orange beanie closing eyes in peace.
Photo: Brianna R/500px/Getty Images

There will be no shortage of ways to remember 2020, but from our bodies’ collective point of view, the most vivid memory may be one of panic. The sirens, the hand sanitizer, the darting across the sidewalk when someone moved too close. The virus wasn’t the only thing that was contagious this year — our extended state of high…

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