Can we talk ourselves into sickness?

The pandemic is still going strong after two years. It’s still in the news every day and we all have our ideas about it. Do these ideas help you to stay healthy, to be safe? Or are they doing the unwanted opposite?

Man holding a hanckerchief against his nose
Photo by Brittany Colette on Unsplash

Scientists in the US examined data from 12 clinical trials of Covid vaccines and found that the “nocebo effect” accounted for about 76% of all common adverse reactions after the first dose and nearly 52% after the second dose. — source:

- I can get COVID when hugging someone. — Yes or no?
- I can get COVID when I talk to someone without wearing a face mask. — Yes or no?
- I can get COVID from someone that coughs near me, even out in the open. — Yes or no?
- I’m in a good shape and have a strong immune system. — Yes or no?
- I will get COVID at some point. — Yes or no?
- I never got sick so I see no reason to change that. — Yes or no?
- The placebo effect is real. — Yes or no?

When you believe that you will get COVID one day anyway, do you think it will prove you wrong? Not likely, because you believe you will get it. Some day.

Update: Only a week after publishing this article this friend did get sick and tested… positive on COVID-19. Coincidence? Who knows…



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Maurice Zondag

I help men create their desired life as a certified Life Success Coach and LoA Coach. I love sharing ideas on how you can improve your life. Follow me for more