Andrew Marr show: ‘We have to prepare for hard winter says Dr Hopkins – BBC News

(Ned – Seems she has not been reading the news – flu seasons in US and Australia, as well as England this past winter have been nil due to many people masking up, washing hands, and physically distancing. Kids, the biggest transmitters of flu, not in school, as well. Want fewer missed work days and people dying from flu? Mask up, wash hands, distance physically and think about having a lengthy winter school holiday instead of a summer holiday…)

Dr Susan Hopkins of Public Health England said that this winter could see a surge in other respiratory viruses.

Speaking to the BBC’s Andrew Marr, she said that there was a possibility the population’s immunity to other viruses had fallen, after a year with no flu.

While she was optimistic that summer holidays could take place if the data allowed, she said it was her job to plan for “the worst case scenario.”

Source: Andrew Marr show: ‘We have to prepare for hard winter says Dr Hopkins – BBC News

6 thoughts on “Andrew Marr show: ‘We have to prepare for hard winter says Dr Hopkins – BBC News”

  1. Yup:
    “Want fewer missed work days and people dying from flu? Mask up, wash hands, distance physically and think about having a lengthy winter school holiday”

    1. Well, in theory, we who live in a Republic are supposed to be ‘in power,’ so I guess we just neeed to get enough, or the right, people to listen, agree, and call their reps, or run for office.
      ?

    2. I guess this is where organising comes in: my action items should all link to a list of ‘Where to Find Your local and federal lawmakers,’ perhaps?

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