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In the News: Marisa Young speaks to the Hamilton Spectator about the ‘COVID rage’ phenomenon

Graduate Chair of the Department of Sociology, Marisa Young, says the pandemic “compromises an individual’s sense of control over their circumstances, and fuels ‘COVID rage.’”

Oct 07, 2021

Graduate Chair of the Department of Sociology, Marisa Young was featured in a recent article in the Hamilton Spectator which discussed the ‘COVID rage’ phenomenon.

Covid rage is the name used to describe feelings of anger persons may experience as a result of the loss of control and security, as well as the fear of illness, experienced during the ongoing pandemic.

She likens the psychological impact to living in a dangerous neighbourhood, where one is “bombarded with ambient stressors and threats.”

The pandemic “compromises an individual’s sense of control over their circumstances, and fuels ‘COVID rage,’” says Young.

Read the entire article here.