Yes, we are living in very strange times however stressing about it to no end is counterproductive. Stress causes an anti-inflammatory response within the body as it activates your fight-or-flight response by releasing stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline. This in turn suppresses your immune system which then leaves you more susceptible to infections.

Practical tip: Don’t panic! Find a restorative way of managing your stress. Maybe try meditating, yoga or getting out in nature.