Experts are warning that this winter could see soaring infections of both Covid and flu. Dubbed as the “twindemic”, the two viruses could put even more strain on the national health service. While the Covid jab is one of the main weapons against the virus, many elderly people are refusing it.
Worryingly, current soaring cases seem to be targeting mainly elderly Britons, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
The ONS found that the recent Covid outbreak is being driven by those over 70 years of age, with many missing their autumn booster.
This is a stark contrast compared to previous waves which started by targeting younger demographics.
Latest testing data revealed that an estimated 1.3 million people in the UK had the virus in the week leading up to September 24.