Psychological stress is defined as “a particular relationship between the person and the environment that is appraised by the person as taxing or exceeding his or her resources and endangering his or her well-being”. This issue will spark towards the on going situation of Novel Corona Virus Outbreak and the Stress that it has been causing among us all.
Coronavirus Anxiety: Fear about the coronavirus has gripped the world. While nearly all cases have been in China, that has not stopped people in other countries from worrying. This new illness certainly is frightening and needs attention, but it’s important to note that far more people die from an illness that’s all too familiar — the seasonal flu. Why are we so afraid of this novel coronavirus when we are much more likely to catch the flu? Our authors and editors perception of risk and human will explain why we worry about new risks more than familiar ones, how to calm our anxiety and what are the psychological effects of being quarantined.