Since England began preparing for the lifting of the measures, the ministers ’messages have changed. It seems to have reached a turning point in the pandemic when personal responsibility will replace the restrictions imposed by the authorities. The new mantra of politicians is – live with the coronavirus, as in the case of seasonal flu.
Source: The Guardian
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Experts have compared the characteristics of kovid 19 and the flu countless times during a pandemic, and it is clear that these diseases have some common characteristics. Both the flu and covid are caused by infectious, potentially deadly respiratory viruses. Both diseases can be spread by aerosols (small particles), droplets and contaminated surfaces.
They also share some of the same symptoms such as fever, cough, headache and fatigue. Therefore, it is not surprising that doctors have problems with recognition, as well as the fact that tests are necessary to determine if someone is infected with the covid 19.
But there are also big differences between the two infections. Coronavirus spreads faster than the flu and can cause a much more serious illness. Incubation lasts for a long time, meaning the symptoms of coronavirus infection manifest themselves after the flu, and those infected are contagious to others for a long time, writes “The Guardian.”
Seasonal flu circulates in the population long enough for previous vaccines and infections to protect against death. The reproductive number (R) for influenza, i.e. the number of people who will be infected by an infected person, is on average 1.28. This means that four people infected with the flu could transmit the disease to five more people.
The coronavirus spreads easier and faster than the flu, especially the delta variant, which is now spreading around the world and has become dominant in Britain. R average seven; which means that one infected person could infect seven others,
The coronavirus is even more lethal than the flu. It is estimated that seasonal flu in England during the three seasons of flu from 2015 to 2018 will be responsible for the deaths of 44,505 people. So many people have died from covid 19 in England in just the first nine weeks of 2021.
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Influenza vaccines are considered effective if they provide 50% protection. The most widely used coronavirus vaccines in the UK, those from Oxford / Astrazenekin and Pfizer, reduce the risk of hospitalization by more than 90 per cent.
As a result, vaccines have significantly reduced mortality in England to less than 20 a day over the past few weeks, with the number of deaths in Britain growing now.
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Given that a much higher percentage of coronavirus vaccines prevent more serious diseases and deaths than the infection itself, experts expect the number of new infections in Britain to increase over time.
The greater the increase in the number of infections, the more likely the virus is to infect those belonging to susceptible groups and who may develop more severe symptoms despite vaccination, but even greater is the chance of developing new strains that can be resistant to existing vaccines.
Every year, scientists around the world monitor and analyze the strains of influenza that are currently circulating to predict which of them could pose a threat next season and consequently develop specific vaccines.
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Such a global tracking system for covida 19 strains does not even exist. And despite a well-oiled mechanism that tries to protect the entire world population from the flu, we still have a relatively large number of deaths during the season.
Every winter, the flu creates enormous stress for health systems, which would mean that “living with a crown” would be a double burden for the medical system, because flu attacks are more severe or numerous cases of kovida 19 venerated in the same period.