Fearing COVID-19 may be more dangerous to your health than the virus itself.
It seems almost impossible to escape the sights and sounds of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are virtually surrounded by the routine reminders of the infectious disease at every turn we take.
The never-ending talks of COVID-19 has caused anxiety issues among some children, likely because of their parents’ failure to handle the situation responsibly. And prolonged periods of anxiety could effect a child’s development.
A 2010 Harvard University study showed that “for young children who perceive the world as a threatening place, a wide range of conditions can trigger anxious behaviors that then impair their ability to learn and to interact socially with others.”
For adults, fear also causes stress and anxiety, which in turn weakens the immune system. This can cause all sorts of physical and psychological problems. Symptoms can range from memory loss to depression; cardiovascular damage to irritable bowel syndrome.
Stress is also a proven factor for accelerating ageing and premature death.
Yet this “new normal” that politicians are trying to create, is not normal at all. They create fear by overly inflating and misrepresenting the true number of COVID-19 fatalities, and expect us to comply with their job-killing mandates, which they claim is for our own safety.
But the sad truth is, there’s big money to be made from sick people. And when people are sick, they are easier to manipulate and ultimately control.
Some experts, like Dr. Jennifer J. Heisz, say that anxiety caused by fear of COVID-19 is actually more likely to increase the risk of infection. To reduce the risk, she recommends exercising. “Bike at moderate intensity for approximately 30 minutes, three times per week,” she advised in her article.
Corporate media’s obsession with COVID-19 cases and constant fearmongering like it’s the black plague is not doing us any favors, especially when they suppress important information about the virus that could give us a better understanding of its severity level.
When Dr. Ngozi Ezike from the Illinois Department of Public Health explained in detail the questionable methods in which COVID-19 deaths are counted, corporate media outlets refused to cover it, since her revelations went against their narrative.
To avoid being stressed about COVID-19, one needs to be distracted with better things: Exercising, healthy eating, family time, projects and hobbies, and taking a break from the television set or Internet news.
People with underlying health conditions who are at high risk should indeed take extra measures to protect themselves by following recommended guidelines. But they should also take additional steps to avoid getting wrapped up in fear over the pandemic, which can be an even more serious threat to their health than the virus itself.
“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.”
– H.L. Mencken, In Defense of Women, 1920