A Year Later, The Body Remembers

Jennifer A. King
Mar 6 · 5 min read

Managing COVID-19 Trauma Anniversary Reactions

Photo by Ibrahim Boran on Unsplash

I spent the first few days of March 2020 in Manhattan at a grant meeting. I came across photos from that trip last night and was jolted by seeing packed streets and full faces — so many noses and mouths.

My throat started to close up. My chest felt tight. My thoughts raced and I began, inexplicably, to tear up. I met those sensations…