COVID Anxiety on the Rise as Delta Variant Surges

Dr. John Duffy (author of Parenting the New Teen in the Age of Anxiety) discusses the proportional relationship between anxiety and COVID cases.

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Clinical psychologist and author Dr. John Duffy joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain why anxiety among adults is increasing as COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the country. Dr. John Duffy is author of Parenting the New Teen in the Age of Anxiety.


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