At the start of the autumn, experts warned that the UK could be hit by two viruses this winter, Covid and flu. Also known as a twindemic, this caused great concern among both the health and scientific community amid fears it could put pressure on the NHS and the health system as a whole. Fast forward to November and experts are warning of a ‘tripledemic’ of flu, COVID-19 and, RSV.
However, before we understand those conditions, it is key to understand what a tripledemic is. A tripledemic is like a twindemic except instead of two waves of two viruses hitting at the same time, three waves of three viruses hit at the same time.
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