THE ‘worst cold of all time’ is spreading across the UK, with the British complaining that they ‘can’t change’ the mistake.
More and more people are suffering from the unpleasant illness and need days to recover.
It seems to have started in the south a few weeks ago, and many people say they feel dreadful and exhausted.
And now the media in places further north are reporting that it appears to have spread further, as cases increase.
Dr Philippa Kaye, London GP, confirmed that the numbers are higher than usual for this time of year across the country.
She told the BBC: “In fact, we have been seeing an increase in the number of coughs, colds and viral infections.”
“We are mixing in a way that we have not been mixing in the last 18 months.
“During those first blocks, we saw many other [non-Covid] infections drop. We think that was mainly due to restrictions on meetings. “
Brits have rushed to Facebook, Twitter and TikTok to talk about how they have been sick for weeks with the “worst cold of all time.”
Rebecca London from Bournemouth told Radio 1 Newsbeat: “Nothing I’ve ever had has been like this.
“I hardly slept, I would wake up at night coughing, with a constantly runny nose and feeling very tired.”
Another lurgy victim posted on Facebook: “Two weeks ago and it’s not funny at all. First cold I’ve had in years and it blew me away.”
And one more complained: “I’ve had a terrible cold for almost three weeks, I can’t seem to get rid of it.”
This cold feels so bad in part because we have lost the immunity we had built each year against the standard winter bugs, after social distancing and not getting mixed up in the pandemic.
COVERED OR COLD?
But it is also important to remember that Covid now presents itself as a bad cold for people who have a double puncture or who have come in contact with the Delta variant.
So get yourself a PCR test, stay home and don’t go to the office if you suspect you may have Covid showing symptoms this way.
And even if you don’t have Covid and are “just” suffering from a bad cold, stay home until you’ve passed the worst stage of the infection, about two to three days after symptoms start, to prevent it from spreading further. .
The NHS says that a common cold can cause:
- A stuffy or runny nose
- Throat pain
- Muscle pains
- A high temperature
- Pressure in the ears and face
- Loss of taste and smell
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