How the Covid-19 Anniversary Might Mess With Your Head

It’s been a year since the U.S.’s first lockdowns. Disaster experts explain why that’s significant.

A man wearing a mask while sitting with his hands clasped.
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““I think many of us are going to feel like it just happened.”

“Sometimes people feel worried that, ‘Oh I’m not having a normal reaction.’ But our research on disaster shows that there isn’t one normal reaction.”

Colleen Hagerty is a freelance multimedia journalist specializing in disaster reporting. More at

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