Dr. Jenny Harries is ‘worried’ about the uncertainties of winter in the face of viral infections and is looking for coping ‘tools.’
The UK’s health secretary, DR JENNY HARRIES, has cautioned that the public should be “very concerned” about the impending winter because we have all “skipped a year” from contracting viral infections while we were isolated.
“We’re not sure what will happen” now that indoor mixing has returned to pre-pandemic levels, according to Dr Jenny Harries. We do, however, have a few “tools” to assist us in our preparation. “The essential thing is that we have some instruments,” Dr Harries said on Monday, October 11 on ITV’s Lorraine. “For the most part, you can receive a flu shot and a Covid booster.” “It’s incredibly crucial that folks do that,” Dr. Harries said.
Last year’s flu outbreak was limited because people “took great care not to mix with one another.”
“As the weather gets colder and we’re all shut in,” Dr. Harries noted, “we need to remember to do all the things we regularly do.”
When you’re inside with folks you don’t regularly mix with, you should ventilate rooms and wear facial covers.
“Make sure you get your shot,” Dr. Harries advised, referring specifically to the flu vaccine.
Each year, on average, 11,000 people have died from the flu virus in the last five years.
The number of people who died from flu each year throughout the five-year period ranged from 4,000 to 22,000 people.
Worryingly, research suggests that 25% of the general populace is unaware that the virus may kill you.
Dr. Harries added that “we have a tool here” – a “safe vaccination” – and that she advises people to “go and get it.”
“Please get the flu vaccine this year,” the doctor advises young people with underlying medical issues.
The World Health Organization (WHO) and experts in the United Kingdom study the Southern Hemisphere’s winter season every year.
According to the National Geographic Society, the Southern Hemisphere encompasses “most of South America, one-third of Africa, Australia, Antarctica, and certain Asian islands.”
Scientists can then blend four different flu strains into one jab by looking at the flu viruses circulating in the Southern Hemisphere.
While this approach cannot ensure which flu strains will be circulating in England, it can provide a good indicator, allowing vaccination efficacy to be improved.
The flu vaccine can’t entirely eliminate the risk of infection, but it can help. “Brinkwire Summary News”.