Depression rise at Christmas linked to stress over Covid

Despite no lockdowns, a large survey found anxieties over being infected and long Covid were high.

1/19/2022 1:00:00 PM

Despite no lockdowns, a large survey found anxieties over being infected and long Covid were high.

Despite no lockdowns, a large survey found anxieties over being infected and long Covid were high.

It found:three in four people are concerned about NHS treatment for non-Covid problems being cancelled or postponed in the next three monthstwo-thirds of people have major worries about hospitals being overwhelmedhalf feel that developing long Covid is a big concern

58% are concerned about family or friends catching Covid-19only four in 10 people say they fully understand the Covid rules in place at the momentDespite vaccines protecting the large majority of the UK population from becoming seriously ill with Covid, and no lockdowns being brought in over Christmas, levels of anxiety and depression were "on a par with the same time last year," said Dr Daisy Fancourt, lead author from UCL Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care.

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