GPs have issued a winter warning as Britons face a’super cold’ and a Covid spike in the coming weeks.
GPs warn that a mix of Covid, flu, and “super cold” has prompted an unanticipated alarm among Britons this winter.
Health experts have previously predicted that the NHS will be overburdened in the coming months as a return to pre-lockdown living will result in an increase in flu cases. Months of isolation, frequent hand-washing, and face-covering may have lowered the general public’s immunity to influenza and other infectious germs. According to Dr. Earim Chaudry, Medical Director of the men’s health platform Manual, the country is facing another health crisis: the “super cold.”
“All of our focus has been on the pandemic for the last year and a half,” Dr Chaudry said.
“Evеrу little cough has resulted in panic and yet another Covid test.”
“Right now, if you type ‘wоrst соld еvеr’ into Twittеr’s search engine, you’ll discover a lot of individuals complaining that they feel like they’ve been run over by a train – but not by the dreaded COVID-19.”
“They’ve had multiple flow tests and received negative results, but they’ve been sick for more than a week and are left wondering if it’s ever going to end.” And they’re not the only ones.” Hundreds of individuals have taken to social media to complain about severe cold symptoms, prompting them to take a Covid test.
“Yep, three of us have got it, both kids have had to miss school since it’s so awful,” Twitter user Rosemary McKeever stated.
“This is the worst cold I’ve ever had.” Not Covid; [lateral flow]and PCR have been performed.” “This is without a doubt the longest, worst cold I’ve ever had,” James Harris tweeted. “I’m home with the worst cold or illness I’ve ever had,” Adriana Jones remarked.
“The Covid test came back negative. Others have expressed similar sentiments.
“Are we on the verge of discovering a new virus?” We’ll have to wait and see. #maybejusttheflu” A variety of viruses cause the common cold, including more than 100 distinct rhinoviruses, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), adenoviruses, and non-Covid coronaviruses.
Dr. Chaudry claims that “top-up” exposure to infections in the winter “tops up” our immunity to them.
However, as a result of the Covid pandemic, this has not been the case, and it is possible that this is what has led people to react so aggressively to having a cold.
“Symptoms of COVID-19 can often be similar,” he explained. “Brinkwire Summary News.”