Having masked-up this summer, I would have expected this season's flu to have been deadly. Do you think that some of the 'covid-19 deaths' were, shall we say, 'confused' with seasonal flu?Splatt wrote: ↑Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:12 pm I would suspect that next years flu season will be especially deadly.
2 years of it being suppressed, natural cross-immunity being suppressed in vulnerable people and so on.
Traditionally after a quiet flu season the next one is more deadly as it takes out those that would normally have gone the previous year.
Likely to see far more respiratory viruses as well for the same reason.
Someone might have to "save the nhs" yet again. Because covid will rise up then to go with that.
And, if not, because covid-19 was the predator at the front of the pack, would those who successfully ran away from it not also be fit enough to run away from lesser predators? (Yes, I know this is all very unscientific, but I'm sure you get my drift!)