Monday, 21 June 2021

As night follows day

From the Grauniad

Flu could be a bigger problem than Covid-19 in the UK this winter, a senior government vaccine adviser has said, with low prevalence over the past months possibly leading to a drop in immunity among the population.

Prof Anthony Harnden, the deputy chair of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation, said research was being carried out on whether flu vaccines could be given alongside coronavirus vaccines this autumn.

“I will emphasise that actually flu could be potentially a bigger problem this winter than Covid,” Harnden told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.

“We’ve had a very, very low prevalence of flu for the last few years, particularly virtually nil during lockdown, and we do know that when flu has been circulating in very low numbers immunity drops in the population, and it comes back to bite us. So flu can be really, really important this winter.”

And of course flu is something we've never had to cope with before so we'll need constant government restrictions, propaganda, coercion and nannying. It isn't looking good.


Sam Vega said...

I have the image of someone trying to get rid of a bubble in a fitted carpet. It gets flattened out OK, but Look Out!! There's another problem popped up again over there! Let's get shuffling!

A K Haart said...

Sam - I used to have that problem with vinyl wallpaper. Never solved it. Boris ought to have much the same feeling but I doubt it.