By Serena McNiff HealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Jan. 10, 2022
It’s a COVID phenomenon that experienced, right until now, absent fairly unnoticed: You can be contaminated with COVID-19 and the flu at the very same time.
Many thanks to the world wide web, it even has a identify — “flurona.” And it will probably transpire considerably additional typically this specific wintertime, as the flu time kicks into gear and the hugely contagious Omicron variant continues to surge.
While the thought of battling equally the flu and COVID-19 may possibly audio terrifying, the identical steps employed to avert the unfold of COVID-19 also operate in opposition to the flu, which includes masking and social distancing. And crucially, there are vaccines obtainable for both of those viruses. The vaccines guard versus significant infection, even if you are unlucky sufficient to capture flurona.
Flurona is not a distinctive illness or a new variant, mentioned