Anxiety is increased by government Covid-19 propaganda In these times of a pandemic and lockdowns it is easy to be anxious. What are the reasons behind this? How should Christians respond? How is this anxiety exacerbated by the UK Government messaging and the Coronavirus pandemic. Isolation is not natural for human beings - we are not designed for it. In times of crisis, such as we are experiencing with Covid-19, our instinct is to group together. Yet here we are, millions of us, isolating ourselves even from close family members to prevent the spread of the disease, while at the same time being bombarded with horrifying headlines. So it’s no surprise that many people are feeling anxious and fearful.