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"Is 'the Worst Cold Ever' Going Around?"

Posted on the 25 September 2021 by Markwadsworth @Mark_Wadsworth

From the BBC:
It may not be Covid, but it is linked to what's happened in the past 18 months.
"We've actually been seeing a rise in the number of coughs and colds and viral infections," says Dr Philippa Kaye, a GP based in London.
She says the numbers have been as high as you'd see in a normal winter and the main reason is because of the easing of coronavirus restrictions.
"We are mixing in a way that we haven't been mixing over the past 18 months. During those first lockdowns, we saw numbers of other [non-Covid] infections fall. We think that that was primarily due to the restrictions on meeting up."

As per usual, I have succumbed to this and have felt like crap for the past fortnight, hence very sporadic posting (and I haven't managed to finish a song for a fortnight either), I don't have the energy for that. It's not the worst cold I've ever had, but it just drags on and on and on.
Luckily, the rest of my household seems to be immune, that's a small blessing. Maybe it's because they got out more during the lockdown periods and so their resistance to colds and 'flu didn't wane as much as mine did.

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