Calif. Research Firm Calculates Montco ‘Stressflation’ Rate, Measuring COVID Angst Over Time

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My Biosouce has calculated just how tough the pandemic was on Montgomery County psyches.

My Biosource, a San Diego research firm, set out to measure how Americans have fared over the past 19 months dealing with the Coronavirus outbreak and its resulting downsides. Using county-by-county data on physical and mental stress, the study resulted in a “stressflation” rating to illustrate the effects of a prolonged period of pandemic life.

The aggregated results were then ranked for a state-by-state look into how locals navigated the prolonged effects of COVID-19 and its roller-coaster components: outbreak warnings, infection rates, handwashing lessons, mask-wearing, quarantines, supply shortages, vaccination cards, and virtual versions of events from common business meetings to once-in-a-lifetime weddings and childbirths.

The study plotted data points of citizens’ reported feelings of physical and mental unease over the past five years, making spikes related to the pandemic easy to track.

In analyzing how Montgomery County residents fared, however, the My Biosource numbers showed its citizens did rather well. Its stressflation score landed it at the third lowest in the state.

Chester and Bucks were even more at ease, taking the Commonwealth’s number one and two spots, respectively, for Coronavirus calm.

Delaware Countians fretted much more, earning a rank of 58.

And Philadelphians clearly lost much sleep over the crisis, revealing a 62 rating.

More on stressflation is at My Biosource.

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