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As the COVID-19 Pandemic is clearly a significant historical event, there is a need for additional research examining the lived experiences of individuals impacted by it. Adopting Heidegger’s ontology as a conceptual frame, I designed an original study examining pandemic-related narratives generated by college students. In this essay, I will present and analyze the findings of this study, as well as analyze the CDC’s approach to treating pandemic-related stress and anxiety from a Heideggerian perspective.
Fisher, Garrett C., "Being-Towards-Death: COVID-19 and the Mismanagement of Existential Anxiety" (2021). HON 499 Honors Thesis or Creative Project. 15.