Stress linked to greater risk of Covid-19 infection

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Covid-19 infection and symptoms may be more common in people experiencing elevated psychological distress, according to a new study.

The research, published in Annals of Behavioural Medicine, examined the relationship between psychological factors and the risk of Covid-19 infection and the severity of symptoms.

The study enrolled 1 087 UK adults who completed surveys and self-reported incidence of Covid-19 infection and symptoms from the beginning of the pandemic until December 2020.

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