As the ‘worst cold ever’ sweeps Britain, experts warn this winter would see an increase in colds and flu as people socialise without any restrictions for the first time since March, 2020
By Graeme Murray & Kate Lally
The ‘ worst lurgy ever ‘ is spreading across the UK with sufferers say it has ‘horrible symptoms’.
It is leaving people with a sandpaper throat, chesty cough and runny nose that’s reportedly difficult to to shift.
Experts have warned for some time that this winter would see an increase in colds and flu.
This is because people are socialising largely without any restrictions for the first time since March, 2020.
If it is just a cold, your symptoms can be managed at home.
Because Covid-19 continues to circulate in the UK, it’s important to rule that out as many symptoms are the same.
ZOE, the world’s largest ongoing study into Covid-19, said: “A negative result from a lateral flow test is not reliable enough to be sure you’re definitely not infected, so if your symptoms persist it’s best to get a PCR test to be sure.”