Kindness Is More Infectious Than Covid-19

The neuroscience of treating people well

Jud Brewer MD PhD
Elemental
Published in
4 min readJul 24, 2020

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Martha’s Table volunteers help distribute hundreds of free hot meals during the pandemic on April 01, 2020 in Washington, DC. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

We’ve heard how deadly Covid-19 is. We all now know science terms we’d never imagined learning, like “R naught” (the term for how quickly a virus replicates) and “flatten the curve.” This pandemic has also infected us with fear, frustration, anger, and anxiety — which have left many of us feeling exhausted and defeated…

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Jud Brewer MD PhD
Elemental

Addiction Psychiatrist. Neuroscientist. Habit Change Expert. Brown U. professor. Founder of MindSciences. Author: Unwinding Anxiety. www.drjud.com. @judbrewer