(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.”