What is Anthropophobia?


Most people are afraid of spiders, the dark, clowns, maybe. But, 2020 has brought a whole new set of fears: "Anthropophobia." The new phobia made up of 22% of all fears searched nationwide this year, so far - which is five times the number as last year (source from Fox News Network).

I guess the searches for the phobia peaked mid-April, which makes sense if you think of the lockdown. So, what is Anthropophobia? It's the fear of other people...so while it's not COVID-19, necessarily that people are afraid of, they're afraid of being around other people and possibly contracting the disease.

Nonetheless, we can't wait until all of this is over...as I'm sure, you are, too.

Global pandemic concept

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