The Front Line: Pandemic impact on mental health

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  • Fear about the coronavirus has gripped the world. There are signs of growing anxiety. More than 210,000 people have died from the virus and more than three million people have been infected. Hundreds of millions of people have been told to stay home and limit their contact with others. How are people around the world adjusting to this new way of life? How do we maintain our mental health amid a global pandemic? A group of young people and experts from around the world explain how to calm our anxieties, and discuss the psychological effects of being quarantined. All on “The Front Line,” a Virtual Town Hall of “Pandemic Mental Health Impact,” a World Insight special production on COVID-19.

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