We know that the coronavirus pandemic is pervasive, affecting every facet of our lives. We experience its impact on the economy every day, its effect on the society and our social interaction, education, and with over seven million confirmed cases and over 217,000 dead, we know what it is doing to us physically. Even as it pervades our lives, however, there is little information on how it is affecting us psychologically? How has it challenged our mental health as individuals and as a society?
Wilson’s guest on Delmarva Today is Dr. Karl Maier, a professor in the Psychology Department at Salisbury University. Dr. Maier’s specialty is Behavioral Medicine. He reviews our current understanding of the mental health impacts of Covid-19 on the general public, individuals, front-line essential workers, and particularly vulnerable populations.