Two good recent resources for a Stoic approach to COVID-19 and the crisis:
- The COVID-19 pandemic: a Stoic take, by Massimo Pigliucci in his daily Stoic Meditations podcast. This is an unusually long episode—about ten minutes instead of three—where he sets out basic facts about the pandemic and how a Stoic would deal with the situation we’re in.
- How not to panic during the coronavirus pandemic: welcome hard times like a Stoic by Brigid Delaney in the Guardian.
Some things are under our control and some things are not, as Epictetus said. It’s time to reread his Discourses.