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Concerns flu could add to Covid ‘problems’ this winter, warns Jonathan Van-Tam

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Concerns flu could add to Covid ‘problems’ this winter, warns Jonathan Van-Tam

Professor Jonathan Van-Tam has warned of potentially difficult winter months due to a “concern” over flu adding to Covid-19 “problems”.

“For Christmas and the winter period, we can expect respiratory viruses to be around,” Van-Tam warned during a press conference on Monday.

“We are particularly concerned that flu will come back and add to our problems. It could be quite a bumpy few months ahead.”

Despite offering a warning, England’s deputy chief medical officer suggested that he sees “some calmer waters ahead” once spring arrives.

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