COMIC: How I Cope With Pandemic Numbness

Posted by on April 25, 2021 8:16 am
Categories: US National Stories

A person stands hunched over, with a depleted battery bar over their head.

Each week I check the latest deaths from COVID-19 for NPR. After a while, I didn’t feel any sorrow at the numbers. I just felt numb. I wanted to understand why — and how to overcome that numbness.

(Image credit: Connie Hanzhang Jin/NPR)

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