One way to lower fear is with information that puts things into perspective. Another way, which is a bit counter-cultural in such an effeminate and “nice” age, is to mock fear-mongers. To this end, I discovered the term Branch Covidians this afternoon, and will now use the term to refer to anyone who spreads fear (journalists and politicians in particular). Mocking people who have been terrorized by fear-mongers is not my aim here, so I won’t be using the term as broadly as “Karen” has found use.