Anxiety is a killer.
At one point, before the 2016 Chairmen came into power, The Oldschool Place went through a phase where everyone was scared of CharCor. Whether it was getting it, seeing it, getting indirectly impacted by it or even hearing about it, characters didn't want any part of it. And, unfortunately, when a character worries too much for too long, it's considered SANITY type B. Why? Because NOBODY worries all the time like that! Even if the character themselves are anxious, it's inexcusable.
So, really, CharCor Scare was a depressing time for The Place: the disease was new, and nothing was really known about it.