The flu is back, baby.
And it’s going to kill everyone.
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.”
Harnden made his comments during a discussion of the need to plan for ongoing Covid vaccinations in order to ensure infrastructure is in place to provide booster doses before any potential new pandemic wave this winter.
In a statement, Chris Hopson, the chief executive of NHS Providers, and Martin Marshall, the chair of the Royal College of GPs, described the 19 July target to provide first doses to all adults as a “staging post”.
“We will have to live with the Covid virus for a long time to come, building a long-term set of defences, as we’ve done with influenza,” Hopson and Marshall wrote. “This will require a sustainable approach to Covid vaccination. One that enables the GPs and trusts we represent to carry on vaccinating whilst meeting the other pressures they face.”
We will also hear this in America. The groundwork is set.
They are designing designer vaccines for the flu as well.
Everything is now about viruses and vaccines – forever and ever.
It is the endless vaxx-virus doom cycle – and it will fix everything, including the economy.
People will die from vaxxes and they will claim they died from a new virus. Then they’ll give them a vaxx for that virus, and when they die from that vaxx, they’ll make a new virus.
In this environment, you must be nimble.