Happy New Year – and a quick question for you:

Have you heard about Flurona? And no, it is not a bad joke left over from the Christmas crackers!

Rest assured it is not a new virus, nor a new variant of Corona, but rather an infection borne of an association between the seasonal flu and coronavirus. This combined infection has been growing in cases in the Northern Hemisphere since this winter. It causes cases with greater severity of infection, especially in people who are not vaccinated against both infections. This symbiosis is not new, but it is worrying clinicians.

The medical community now strongly advises that in addition to being vaccinated against COVID-19 and receiving the boosters, the seasonal flu vaccination should also be seriously considered in order to prevent the two viruses from coming together and causing more severe illness and damage.

Stay safe.