Fear of Public Places in the Age of COVID: Is It Agoraphobia or Something Else?

Fear of Public Places in the Age of COVID: Is It Agoraphobia or Something Else?

Few places are more evocative of early pandemic anxiety than the grocery store. In that first year before the vaccines, when we had far less information about the spread of the coronavirus, a jolt of panic squeezed my chest if anyone got too close to me at Trader Joe’s. I walked down the aisles, squinting, …

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