Flu and Covid-19 at same time significantly increases risk of death

UK scientists warn co-infection is ‘serious trouble’ and urge those at risk to get flu vaccine

Having flu and Covid-19 together significantly increases your risk of death, say government scientists who are urging all those at risk of getting or transmitting flu to get the vaccine in the coming weeks and months.

The evidence for the double whammy is currently limited and comes mostly from a study with small numbers – 58 people – carried out in the UK during the early phase of the pandemic.

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