The Pain of the Pandemic

A new poll is out on how the pandemic has affected us since it all began more than a year ago.

We all know that stress can be bad for your overall health but according to the results of this poll, close to half of Americans say their body has been aching in brand new ways since last March. Nearly 60 percent say they think their daily routine since the start of the pandemic is causing major wear and tear on their bodies.

Half the people in the poll admitted to feeling physically drained on a daily basis from the general stress of COVID. Another 46 percent blame the general “sameness” of the passing days for feeling drained. Almost 40 percent say they have felt physically drained without in-person interactions and nearly a third feel tired from practicing safety precautions while out in public.

The poll also found that almost half of those who said they had chronic pain before the pandemic have had more pain since it began. And among those who say they never experienced chronic pain before the pandemic, nearly one third say the stress since has given them chronic pain for the first time in their lives.

The poll says many as 40-percent of people say they feel they’re going to need professional help to get their body feeling like its pre-pandemic self, with about 30-percent saying they would like to start mental health therapy.

At the start of the pandemic, we were all told we’re in this together. Maybe it’s been in more ways than we thought.

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The Pain of the Pandemic 4-5-21