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What portion of all adults in the U.S. report that worry and stress related to Covid-19 is harming their mental health badly enough to create physical effects?

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A scientific nationally representative survey conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation in late April found that 56% of U.S. adults "report that worry and stress related to" Covid-19 "is affecting their mental health and wellbeing in various ways," such as "trouble sleeping, "poor appetite or over-eating," "frequent headaches or stomachaches," "difficulty controlling their temper," "increasing their alcohol or drug use," and "worsening chronic conditions like diabetes or high blood pressure." Excessive stress and anxiety are among the most debilitating and deadly of all health hazards in the world, and a recent study by Just Facts shows that anxiety from reactions to Covid-19 -- such as stay-at-home orders, business shutdowns, media exaggerations, and legitimate concerns about the virus --- will destroy at least seven times more years of life than can possibly be saved by lockdowns.

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