Study: Stress can increase chances of contracting COVID-19

Study: Stress can increase chances of contracting COVID-19
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It's a vicious cycle. COVID-19 has caused a lot of people to get stressed out. And it turns out all that stress can make you more likely to come down with COVID.

New research from the University of Nottingham finds when we get stressed, anxious, or depressed we're more susceptible to the virus.

The researchers looked at people who felt that way at the beginning of the pandemic saw their COVID risk jump through the rest of 2020 because of that psychological stress.

They also had a greater number of symptoms and they had worse symptoms.

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