The incidence of influenza in October in the world is higher than last year. Doctors fear that a large wave of respiratory diseases will create a problem in winter.
For more than two years, quarantine measures for coronavirus were in effect, which led to the practical “cancellation” of the influenza epidemic in winter. We wore masks and kept social distance.
This year, the flu epidemic started earlier than usual, hospitals in some countries are already under pressure in connection with this.
The Israeli Ministry of Health also believes that this year’s flu could be severe. The incidence of SARS among children is already three times higher than last autumn.
At the same time, the coronavirus has not gone anywhere, although it has ceased to be mentally felt as a dangerous problem. In winter, the number of infections will also increase. Most of the cases are expected to get off relatively lightly, but the sheer volume of calls could hamper the medical system.
Israel advises adults and children to be vaccinated against the flu, but the call has not yet been very effective.