• The loss of jobs, social connections, and everyday routines has led to a sense of grief in the COVID-19 society.
  • Stress and anxiety cause the body to release chemicals that trigger inflammation and compromise one’s ability to fight infection.
  • Data suggests that stress may play a role in cytokine storm, a dangerous immune system response that is linked to organ inflammation and COVID-19 deaths.
  • Following a method called STOP – which stands for stop, take some breaths, observe, and progress – can be a helpful way to ease stress.