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NHS should brace for as many as 60,000 flu deaths this winter, report warns
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NHS should brace for as many as 60,000 flu deaths this winter, report warns

The NHS has been warned to brace for a particularly deadly flu season with as many as 60,000 deaths this winter. Scientists have warned that a combination of seasonal viruses and Covid could mean that the NHS is unable to cope this winter. A new report warned that a mix of coronavirus, flu and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), could put severe strain on the NHS this winter. Scientists said that people who are sick should stay out of the way to avoid spreading flu and other winter viruses and stop the annual pressure put on the NHS. The new report from the Academy of Medical Sciences says there is still high levels of uncertainty around the effect flu and other respiratory illness could have on the NHS over the winter. It is feared that flu and RSV hospital admissions and deaths could...