LA Times: Op-Ed: I’m the daughter of a hypochondriac. I know that fear of COVID-19 won’t make us safer.

Two weeks ago, when restaurants were still open, I watched a friend at lunch repeatedly spritz his hands with hand sanitizer. It seemed more compulsion than prudent protective measure. If he keeps this up for the duration of this pandemic, I thought, there’s a good chance the skin on his hands might not hold up.

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