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Why You Shouldn’t Feel Guilty for Ignoring the News

Staying off the anxiety roller coaster of the war isn’t inherently selfish

I was living three blocks away from a hospital in Queens when the pandemic started. The sounds of sirens and helicopters woke me up in the middle of the night, when I’d check the COVID statistics page on the New York Times and start wondering what my day would look like.

It’s getting worse. It feels like a war zone, I texted my family on the west coast. You’re just being paranoid, my brother…




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Karla Starr

Karla Starr

Author x2, inc. Making Numbers Count (w/ Chip Heath). Behavioral science, cultural history, systems, numbers.

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