Written by Graciella Stephanie Ganadhi, Content Writer Project Child Indonesia
Do you feel like you have a sore throat or increasing fever after watching or reading the news regarding COVID-19? Or your skin is suddenly itchy and your chest feels tight? You might worry that you finally have caught the disease, right? Well, no worries, fellas. Worst case scenario is yes, you might have the disease because you have come into contact with someone that has the virus or you just recently came back from travelling overseas. However, the chance of that happening is very, very, very small or none at all. There is a bigger chance that you might suffer from the psychosomatic side-effect of watching too much news.
Your brain has a part called amygdala. It is the part which controls your memory and also your fears. Due to the constant stream of worrisome news, your amygdala reacted strongly to it. Your amygdala causes the autonomous neuron system to be in constant fight or flight mechanism that causes you to stress. The imbalance between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system then causes you to have the psychosomatic reaction which is the sudden fatigue, dry cough, sore throat, etc. that is similar to the symptoms of COVID-19.
Stress can cause you so much more harm than you might think. In a research done by André Bovis and André Simoneton in 1949, stress can cause a decrease in your body’s frequency. Everything in this universe is vibrating and has frequency, from cells to atoms. A healthy human being should have a frequency between 7000 to 8000 uB (unit Bovis). If someone has 1000 uB or less, that means the person is nearing death. A seriously ill person will have about 2000 to 3000 uB, while a moderately sick or stressed person will have under 5000 uB. Fear or worry can cause your body’s frequency to drop and if you become stressed, your frequency will be under 5000 uB. Now, why is this dangerous? As study shows, viruses have the frequency at around 5000 uB as well. This means, if your body’s frequency is also around 5000 uB, viruses might see your body as potential “home” because of the similar frequency. Thus, you will be more prone to sickness due to viruses.
So, don’t worry and stress too much about the news. “Aware not anxious, prepare not panic” should be your motto in facing this fearsome situation. Be aware of the news, but not too aware that it causes you stress. Be prepared, but don’t panic and buy everything or hoard things that others might need more than you do. Watch the news moderately. Don’t watch too much, but also don’t stop caring about the news as well. Stay in the loop, stay informed, but take time to enjoy yourself. Do things that make you happy. Watch the news for an hour then play games for another hour. Watch the news for an hour and then do light exercise or meditation for the next hour. Portion your news-watching time in a day, it will help with the stress. Remember to stay healthy and stress-free, folks!