Warning of possible twindemics of Covid-19 and flu this winter

Corona Virus


Twindemic: American health experts have feared ‘Twindemic’ in the coming winter season. Twindemic refers to a severe flu disease with an increase in cases of Kovid-19 in winter. This term was used for the first time last year before the onset of winter season i.e. COVID-19 with Influenza.

This winter flu and covid’s warning of ‘Twindemic’

Protective measures for COVID-19 such as wearing a mask, practicing social distancing, and staying at home have helped prevent the flu and other respiratory viruses last season, but infectious disease experts fear that flu season may return. The pressure on the hospital may increase in the coming months. The research was done from October 2020 to April 2021 at a hospital in Ohio, at which time epidemic prevention rules were in place.

The researchers found that only two cases of flu were reported, but when the rules were relaxed in mid-March, the viral infection returned. Health officials have urged the American people to get the flu vaccine. The World Health Organization has also emphasized the importance of getting the flu vaccine amid the corona pandemic. It believes that vaccination against the flu can help prevent the risk of complications from the corona virus.

Flu or Kovid-19, how to differentiate between the two

Influenza and COVID-19 are viral infections caused by infectious viruses that cause respiratory illness. However, the cause of flu is infection caused by the influenza virus, while Kovid-19 is caused by infection with the corona virus (SARS-CoV-2). According to the CDC, Kovid-19 tends to spread more easily than the flu. These viral infections share some common symptoms, which make it difficult to differentiate one from the other. This is how you can recognize the similar symptoms of Kovid-19 and flu.

– shortness of breath
-Sore throat
-runny or stuffy nose
-muscle pain
-vomiting and diarrhea
Loss of sense of smell, although this is more common with Kovid-19.

Symptoms of Kovid-19 may take longer to appear than the flu. A person with the flu can usually experience symptoms within 1-4 days after infection, while the symptoms of Kovid-19 appear 2-14 days after being infected with the corona virus.