The human brain hasn’t evolved much in 20,000 years. This is not a good thing, given we no longer live as we did 20,000 years ago. And there was no Fox News back then, either. All they had to worry about were sabre-tooth tigers.
Panic feels like it’s the right way to feel at times, especially in this god-awful year of 2020. Panic, however, is never the right choice, unless failure and doom are your goals. Not submitting to panic means finding another way to cope.