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Store shootings add to grocery workers’ fears

The Washington Post 05/03/2021

Frontline grocery workers have gone above and beyond to take care of customers during the novel coronavirus pandemic while attempting to safeguard their own health. If that wasn’t enough to worry about, a recent spate of gun violence at supermarket locations adds another layer of emotional trauma. “Statistically the odds of any one grocery worker being killed at work are extremely small, but that is not how our brains work,” said Bethany Brand, a psychology professor at Towson University who specializes in trauma. “The impact of these events is real with heightened levels of stress and anxiety for many employees.”

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