Here’s all you need to know about Florona
- If Israeli media reports are to be believed, Florona is likely to impact the immune system in a big way, since two viruses are attacking the body at the same time.
- Currently, Israel is in the process of vaccinating its citizens with the fourth shot to fight covid-19. This is for those who have a compromised immune system.
- As per the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one or more days can pass, when there are no symptoms observed. That’s because, in the case of flu, a patient experiences symptoms anywhere between one to four days, while in the case of Covid-19, symptoms begin to show up 5 days after being infected, but symptoms can appear 2 to 14 days after infection.
- The symptoms of Florona are similar to Covid-19 and include cough, runny nose, sore throat, fever, headache, and fatigue.
- Researchers who were part of the study published in the journal Nature suggest that influenza has the ability to aggravate SARS-CoV-2 infection, and thus, prevention of influenza is of great significance during the Covid-19 pandemic.
- As per the World Health Organisation (WHO), all age groups can contract Florona. But older adults with comorbidities and weakened immune systems, healthcare workers, and pregnant women are at a higher risk than others.
The last word
The only way to combat all kinds of infections during the Covid-19 pandemic is to get vaccinated and follow all the safety protocols such as maintaining social distancing, wearing masks, and sanitizing hands. In a piece of positive news, India also begins the Covid-19 vaccination drive for children aged 15-18 years. Meanwhile, the administration of the third dose or “booster shot” will begin on January 10, 2022, for healthcare workers, and vulnerable senior citizens.