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Coronavirus Live News: U.S. Approaches 200,000 Deaths As England Pubs Face Curfew, World News













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When flu and Covid-19 coexist, the risk of death increases significantly, say government scientists urging anyone at risk of catching or transmitting flu to get the vaccine in the coming weeks and months.

The evidence for the double strike is currently limited, and much of it comes from a study of a small number of 58 people carried out in the UK during the early stages of the pandemic.

“As far as I know, 43% of people died with a co-infection, compared with 26.9% of those who only tested positive for Covid,” said England’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Prof. Jonathan Van-Tam. These were people who had been hospitalized and tested for both viruses, he said, and were therefore very ill – but the death rate from Covid alone in the study between January and April was similar to the known rate of Covid hospital mortality in general from around 25% or 26%:











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