BRITISH people are facing the worst cold ever this year – one that feels more intense than those from previous years and is much tougher to shift. Symptoms include a sandpaper throat, relentless fatigue, and a dripping nose.
Dr Philippa Kaye, a GP based in London, explained the prevalence of the super bug hitting the UK. “We are mixing in a way that we haven’t been mixing over the past 18 months,” she said. When the UK’s leisure activities were shut down by a nation-wide lockdown, millions of people were cocooned from viral infections. Now that winter is ahead of us, and indoor social mixing is similar to that of pre-pandemic levels, the viruses are able to run rampant.