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Predicting the End of the Pandemic: Is it Better to Be an Optimist or Pessimist?

Opinions about when the pandemic will end are like mouths: everyone has one. Optimists predict a flattening of the curve and a workable vaccine within six months; pessimists forecast that we’ll be flattened by the curve and will never return to our pre-pandemic way of life.   So which is better? To be an optimist and […]

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Is It Healthier to Have a Positive or Negative Outlook During the Pandemic?

The million-dollar question running through the minds of most of us during the pandemic, often multiple times each day, is “When will it end?” I’ve joined Zoom group meetings with friends that focus singularly on this question. After a while, we grow weary of talking about it, yet it still occupies a large portion of our brains every day.   Miss […]

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