This is one in a series of articles aimed at helping people manage anxiety during this crisis. The effects of the coronavirus seem to worsen by the hour — especially if you follow the news by the hour. If you've sensed your anxiety growing as your time at home, and time spent consuming news has grown, there is a correlation. "Turn off the media. Stop watching," said E. Alison Holman, an associate professor at the University of California, Irvine's Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing. "This is my research. Media exposure will heighten your anxiety."