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milkman
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 22/04/2021 :  20:58:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A trick question- Yes I know.
Have you noticed that flu has disappeared, I have not heard of any cases of flu much less deaths.
It would seem impossible thata disease that ravages western society has disappeared this year.
I know the media does concentrate on Covid but does that mean that no-one has has flu.
I leave the answer o that question to you.

nutandboltdarlo
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United Kingdom
106 Posts

Posted - 22/04/2021 :  22:30:33 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
One explanation I read was that the cumulative effect of hand-washing, sanitising, face-masks and social distancing had helped reduce the transmission of the flu virus. Possibly more people also had the anti-flu virus to help boost their general immunity. Just goes to show the value of basic good hygiene habits, like hand-washing and trapping coughs and sneezes (not necessarily with masks; handkerchiefs will do).
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djholly
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898 Posts

Posted - 23/04/2021 :  04:10:01 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Or it's just been given a different name with a better marketing and PR team.
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Snowy
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United Kingdom
518 Posts

Posted - 23/04/2021 :  19:40:34 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've had the same thoughts about Sepsis, none reported for a year
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ike
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United Kingdom
232 Posts

Posted - 23/04/2021 :  19:54:50 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I had my flu jab in October as I've done for the last 30 years. The problem is most people refer to having a bout of the flu ,but actually it's a heavy cold. Back in the 40's and 50's coughs and sneezes was an everyday occurrence due to smoking and poor ventilation in cinemas and crowded areas. To day, conditions have much improved. Back in 1962 I had Asian flu and believe me it laid me low for 3 weeks, I was a lot younger then to combat it. Covid 19 is a similar virus and will be around for many years to come. The only way to keep it at bay, is a yearly jab.

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SeaWolf86
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238 Posts

Posted - 23/04/2021 :  21:31:25 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Like djholly said. Covid-19 is flu. As for personal experience it's over a year down the road. Still not wearing masks, still mixing with family and friends in great numbers. No jab and never get one. And still waiting for that deadly disease. Wakey, wakey.
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ddraig
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United Kingdom
1669 Posts

Posted - 24/04/2021 :  11:26:49 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Snowy, sepsis is very much still a killer, I'm afraid that covid has pushed all other ailments to the back of the news queue
https://www.ons.gov.uk/aboutus/transparencyandgovernance/freedomofinformationfoi/deathsfrommeningitissepsisinfluenzaandcovid19in2019and2020
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milkman
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 24/04/2021 :  18:29:26 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I must be honest- I was seeing if others thought like me. I think some dyog or ill from flu are said to have Covid-
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