Meditation is the most direct way to quiet the mind and to diminish fear. By learning not to chase every thought, and by experiencing those few moments each day of no thought, you allow your body's immune system to strengthen and you allow natural healing to occur.
An over-active mind makes you feel stressed, anxious, and overwhelmed by fearful thoughts. As we get older and life gets more complicated, this becomes the root cause of our problems. This is a state of being where, even in the middle of the night, you frequently panic the body and divert energy away from its normal functioning. Beyond this, a tortured mind is what drives us into addictions and out-of-control behavior; which, of course, exhausts us further and makes us more susceptible to disease.
As this global crisis plays out, we see that people in some countries have a much higher death rate than in others. The Chinese people, for the most part, know what meditation is, understand the benefits, and know how and when to apply it. Italians and Spanish, for the most part, do not. Notice the huge variation in death rates.
Anyone who has established an ongoing meditation practice has already experienced less illness, release from addictions and mad behavior, and an enhanced ability to fight disease. Now would be a very good time for everyone to go down the path of meditation.
You may find a meditation that works better for you than what I'm about to recommend, but this one has served me very well for 5 or 6 years. I love the meditations put out by Mary Maddux at Meditation Oasis. They are all free from her podcast link. Find some topics that resonate with you. I like the ones with music (particularly "Let it Be" and "Accessing Intuition").
Any mediation is better than no meditation, but the more you do, the better. I recommend choosing a guided meditation that lasts for at least 15 minutes. Choose a few different ones you like and do them at least once but ideally twice a day.
Don't worry if you're not sure whether you're getting it or if it is helping, just keep doing it. Meditation changes in your life in a very gradual and subtle way. If you stay with it for a few weeks or months, you'll begin to notice seemingly small changes. By creating gaps in your stream of thoughts, you allow consciousness and presence into your state of being.
I believe that meditation is the foundation of spiritual awakening, and it is also one of the easiest and most enjoyable things you'll ever do.