The pandemic has been overwhelming for some people, and certainly stressful for just about everyone else.  One way to manage uncertainty and  keep the stress and anxiety under control is to focus on information that is reliable and truthful. Even if the news is not  good, knowing the facts is beneficial.  It helps you understand what is taking place in the County and State, as well as the Country, which in turns helps you plan.  This is true for many things, not only the pandemic.

The Pew Research Center has been keeping tabs on how Americans are feeling about the virus, the vaccines, and the pandemic in general.  In an article published in September 2020, they stated that 89% of Americans had at least one negative change in their lives but 73% mentioned at least one unexpected positive, or silver lining.  Most people experience both positive and negative impacts at the same time.

To read an article about Americans and the COVID-19 vaccine, click here: 10 facts about Americans and coronavirus vaccines | Pew Research Center

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is tracking the impact of the pandemic on food, housing and employment:  Tracking the COVID-19 Recession’s Effects on Food, Housing, and Employment Hardships | Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (

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*Please visit only reputable sites and sources when getting data and information on COVID-19 and trauma.