Am I a Hypochondriac, or Is This Coronavirus?

There’s nothing like a new and poorly understood virus to bring out the hypochondriac in all of us

Robert Roy Britt
Elemental
Published in
6 min readMar 23, 2020

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A young man holding his chest in pain while relaxing on a sofa at home.
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PPeter Gulick hasn’t been feeling 100% for quite some time. You can hear it in his voice. “I’ve got congestion,” he says in a phone interview. “I’m clearing my throat a lot. I’m bringing up phlegm. I have a cough, but the…

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Robert Roy Britt
Elemental

Editor of Aha! and Wise & Well on Medium + the Writer's Guide at writersguide.substack.com. Author of Make Sleep Your Superpower: amazon.com/dp/B0BJBYFQCB