UK Faces Dangerous ‘Twindemic’ Of Winter Flu Surge & Covid Wave, Experts Warn

Experts fear that a devastating flu season, that is expected this winter, could combine with rising numbers of Covid cases to create a dangerous “twindemic” scenario.

They are worried that this could overload the NHS which is already in crisis as it tried to cope with huge backlogs and waiting times.

You’d best hurry up and get your so called vaccinations then as new figures predict that the flu could surge two months earlier than usual!

MSN reports: Figures from the southern hemisphere, which usually foretell what will happen in the UK, indicate a flu surge two months earlier than normal, driven by under-30s.

It suggests a spike in flu hospital admissions in Britain could begin in October, including many children. One estimate is the flu season could be twice as large as normal.

In addition, Covid infections could increase in the coming weeks as respiratory infections rise, the UK Health Security Agency has warned.

Dr Jamie Lopez Bernal, consultant epidemiologist for immunisation and countermeasures at the UKHSA, said: “With respiratory viruses increasing in circulation in the winter months, we can expect to see growing cases of Covid-19 in the coming weeks.

“We urge all who are contacted to come forward and accept their booster when called for their jab. The NHS booking system is now open for immunosuppressed people and those aged over 75.

Sir Peter Horby, professor of emerging infectious diseases at Oxford University, told the Daily Mirror: “It could come earlier and bigger – then you have a ‘twindemic’ with Covid-19, and that could put real pressure on the NHS.”

In a typical season there are between 15,000 and 30,000 flu hospitalisations.

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