When you realize that the government is making everything worse.
All of the people who allegedly died from coronavirus may have had a better chance of surviving if the media/government hadn’t pushed the lockdown and Virus Apocalypse hysteria.
This social distancing stuff, the lockdown, the destruction of the economy, the constant portrayal of the virus as an imminent threat — all of these things stress people out, and stress worsens coronavirus cases.
Could stress from the COVID-19 pandemic be making cases more severe for some patients? New research suggests that high levels of the stress hormone, cortisol, are associated with a greater risk of death in coronavirus patients.
In the study, scientists collected blood samples from 535 hospital patients and examined the amount of cortisol in their blood. Of the sample, 403 of them had COVID-19. When scientists compared cortisol levels between patients with and without COVID-19, they found that patients with the virus have significantly higher cortisol levels.
The study also shows that COVID-19 patients with baseline cortisol levels less than or equal to 744 nm/L survive for an average of 36 days. In contrast, COVID-19 patients with baseline cortisol levels over 744 nm/L survive for an average of only 15 days. For reference, cortisol levels in healthy people at rest are between 100 to 200 nm/L.
The cure was worse than the disease all along.
Last week, Nuffield Health reported that around 80% of British people working from home now feel lockdown has had a negative impact on their mental health, while a quarter of those (25%) said they were finding it difficult to cope with the emotional challenges of isolation.
In addition, the Office of National Statistics last week published a study which showed that 39% of people who are married or in a civil partnership now report high levels of anxiety, compared with 19% pre-pandemic. This doubling of anxiety levels is probably due to the stress of caring for others while also working and carrying out home-schooling duties.
“This is the wicked nature of a pandemic,” said Professor Simon Wessely, of King’s College London. “It creates intense anxiety, but the measures that we need to control the pandemic, which centre on suppressing our ability to interact socially, make it more difficult to manage that anxiety.”
Nor will these problems disappear as restrictions are lifted, psychologists warn. “This crisis is going to cause considerable, lasting anxiety for many people,” said Professor Til Wykes, of King’s College London.
According to Wykes, one out of four individuals is likely to have a mental health problem at some point in their life. “That was the situation before Covid arrived. Now, we are going to have extra new waves of people suffering from anxiety or depression or possibly more serious illnesses such as schizophrenia.”
Then there is the likely impact on another vulnerable group: children. Studies of their reactions to lockdown have revealed younger ones feel the greatest stress. Professor Cathy Creswell, of Oxford University, said a recent study of 10,000 families in the UK suggested primary school children were much more troubled by lockdown compared with secondary school pupils.
People would have been better off without knowing about the virus. Everything that the government and the media did in response to this so-called pandemic only made things worse for everyone.
We should have shrugged it off as “just another kind of flu.”