Large Number of Americans Reported Financial Anxiety before the Pandemic | 04-28

A substantial number of adults in the United States between the ages of 21 and 62 felt anxiety and stress about their personal finances well before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report published today. Researchers at George Washington University’s Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center (GFLEC)...



Have suitcase, will travel! Americans take to the skies in almost pre-pandemic numbers as Covid-19 restrictions ease

Have suitcase, will travel! Americans take to the skies in almost pre-pandemic numbers as Covid-19 restrictions ease

As more Americans get vaccinated against Covid-19 and states and cities further ease pandemic restrictions, more people are flying for vacations, family visits or just getting away.


Nearly Half of Americans Have Anxiety About Being in Public Again as Pandemic Restrictions Ease

Over half of Americans are feeling anxious about resuming their pre-pandemic routines. That's according to a new study of 2,000 Americans, which found 46% worry about risking their health or the health of a loved one, while four in 10 are unsure of how comfortable they'll feel in public. In...

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Americans are out of balance due to the pandemic

Americans are out of balance after a year at home. Buzz60’s Keri Lumm shares the results of a new study conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Benefiber.


Not Ready for Post-Pandemic Mingling? Expert Offers Tips to Ease Anxiety

WEDNESDAY, June 9, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- While some people may be ready and eager to reconnect with family and friends at social gatherings post-pandemic, it's OK to feel apprehensive. As restrictions loosen because infection rates are plummeting and more people are getting vaccinated, many people are experiencing feelings that...

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Financial losses due to prize scams rise amid the pandemic, BBB reports

June 10 (UPI) -- The Better Business Bureau said Thursday financial losses reported to U.S. and Canada agencies from prize scams rose amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Financial losses from sweepstakes, lottery and prize scams reported to the Federal Trade Commission, the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre "rose dramatically in 2020 with the COVID-19 pandemic," the BBB announced.


Asian Americans Feel Continued Anxiety About Racism Even As Pandemic Eases

As U.S. coronavirus numbers fall and vaccinations increase, the nation’s re-opening is proving to be a source of anxiety for many within the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. A recent AAPI Data survey shows significant fear of discrimination or attacks among the AAPI population. In for Jim Braude, Sue O’Connell was joined by Philip Chong, the president and CEO of Quincy Asian Resources, Inc. and Chris Hahm, a Boston University professor with a focus on reducing healthcare disparities among Asian American populations.

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Americans spent more in May than before the pandemic, Visa says - but the spree is slowing down

Roughly 52% of Americans spent more last month than in May 2019, signaling pent-up demand and savings are pushing the economic recovery forward.


A broken system: Why the number of American Indian and Alaska Natives who have died during the coronavirus pandemic may never be known

In May of 2020, the Navajo Nation reported one of the highest per-capita COVID-19 infection rates in the United States. Since that milestone, official data reveal that the Navajo Nation has been one of the hardest-hit populations during the pandemic. The Navajo Nation boasts the largest population of any Indigenous nation in the United States, and thousands of Navajos live outside the nation, in towns along the border, cities across the country, and in other parts of the world, making it difficult to tally the virus’ impacts on Navajo citizens.


COVID anxiety persists as post-pandemic normalcy returns

(GA Recorder) — Since last April, thousands of Georgians have called or texted the COVID-19 Emotional Support Line to talk about the stress and anxiety of living through the pandemic, but callers have different needs now than they did when the first cases arrived in the state last spring. “For...


Isolation, Financial Troubles and More Than a Year of Anxiety Strained Our Mental Health

We’re counting the hours to that first drink of the day; going for an extra scoop rice or bowl of ice cream (maybe both); binge-watching, whatever; staring at our phones or email instead of working out or calling a friend. We’ve got less money, more stress and aren’t really sure how we feel.

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Health Beat: Health anxiety worse during a pandemic

ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Health anxiety, a condition that used to be known as hypochondria, is an obsessive and irrational fear about having a serious medical condition. For many, the COVID pandemic has worsened their worries. Ivanhoe reports on ways to help combat this unwelcome disorder. The coronavirus headlines...

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Americans are traveling and dining almost as much now as before the pandemic, AmEx CEO says

Travel bookings in May hit 95% of May 2019 numbers, Steve Squeri, American Express' CEO, told CNBC's Jim Cramer on "Mad Money" on Monday.

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Program targeted African Americans, harmed people struggling financially during pandemic

The Federal Trade Commission and the state of Arkansas sued the operators of a “blessing loom” investment program, alleging that it has operated as an illegal pyramid scheme that bilked tens of millions of dollars from thousands of consumers, and targeted African Americans and harmed people struggling financially during the COVID-19 pandemic.



As more people get vaccinated against COVID-19 and social activities slowly resume, the elephant in the room is that some people experience anxiety when thinking about going back to normal. Many worry about their safety, while others start to get fearful about future face-to-face situations (a.k.a. social anxiety). In fact, nearly half of the people who participated in a survey conducted by the American Heart Association said they feel uneasy about in-person interactions, regardless of vaccination status. Cassidy Taylor offers these tips to reduce post-pandemic anxiety…


6 Simple Strategies to Help Fight Post-Pandemic Anxiety

Vaccination numbers are up, COVID infection rates are down, and more and more areas of the country are resuming operations. After more than a year in quarantine, life is finally starting to feel, dare we say it, normal –– well, except for that big, flashing-light anxiety you may get when you think about dropping your kids off for a playdate or eating at your favorite restaurant.


How To Manage Anxiety After The Pandemic

As COVID restrictions lift and people are beginning to return to their normal lives, discussion related to re-entry is an important one. Many of us are feeling some level of anxiety related to re-integration and today on Afternoon Live, director of wellness service from Sokya Health Jessica Yaffa and psychiatrist Chaitayna Pabbati joined Kara on the show to help us understand how to manage these feelings. According to Jessica, moving from a place of isolation and a slower paced way of being into a space of increased expectations, managing of activities and renewed responsibilities at both work and home, it makes sense that most of us are experiencing some level of anxiety. Having fewer daily interactions along with less outside stimuli can often result in system overload when re-integrating. Jessica says there is a big difference between what we would consider “forced connection” and connection by “choice”. When seeing friends and family again, or going to our favorite restaurant, we get to decide the “when, what and how.” Activities such as returning to work can often feel out of our control and overwhelming. Incorporating a self-care routine is now more important than ever, along with accessing short-term support if necessary, such as life coaching in order to manage expectations and create goals. Sokya Health offers both self-paced wellness exercises and resources, along with coaching if desired. Dr. Pabbati says that there are many symptoms of depression and anxiety to look out for. Feelings of sadness or hopelessness, anger, irritability, sleep disturbances, nervousness, having a sense of unease or panic, an inability to enjoy yourself doing things you’d normally like, these are all things to look out for. It’s especially important to recognize if and when these symptoms start interfering in a persons ability to take care of themselves and do the things that need to be done on a daily basis. Dr. Pabbati says if you are feeling any of these feelings, the most important thing is to start reaching out to qualified professionals. It’s great to be able to rely on family and friends, but especially now when there are so many changes in the world, having somebody who is a trained expert at handling these issues is invaluable. Mental health professionals are skilled at helping people understand exactly what they are experiencing, and helping navigate them through the treatment options and take control of their lives. Therapy, coaching, and medications each can be invaluable for a person struggling with depression or anxiety, and at Sokya we can help people navigate these options.

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4 out of 10 US Adults Reported Anxiety and Depressive Disorders in 2020

In relation to the numbers in 2019, this is an alarming increase. US Health Statistics are seeing a worrisome, but not surprising increase in mental health struggles for adults as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Pandemic Anxiety Looms Large For Some Missourians, Even After Getting Vaccinated

For some Missourians, being vaccinated against COVID-19 has provided a dizzying sense of freedom after a year of isolation — opening the door to everything from baseball games to haircuts. But not everyone is ready for the transition. As life gradually inches back to normal, many are struggling with anxiety...


Online self-care course curbed depression, anxiety in pandemic

A new study from researchers at the Yale School of Public Health suggests that an online course on self-care during the COVID-19 pandemic significantly improved learners' mental health outcomes. In the paper, published in the American Journal of Health Education on June 4, the researchers tracked 216 learners who took...


Stress and Anxiety during Pandemic Were Associated with Lower Quality Sleep

While the world went into lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic, many people experienced lower sleep quality due to higher stress and anxiety levels. A new study from Washington State University used twins to find the outcome of stress and anxiety on sleep during the first few weeks of the pandemic.