"The best policy would be to hope for the best and prepare for the worst.”
"We remove incorrect information about the severity of COVID-19."
What is even more worrying is that two-thirds of parents don’t thing that getting their kids vaccinated against the flu is more pressing this year.
What they found was that weather prediction models were more effective in predicting flu outbreaks than singular variables such as temperature or rain.
Between 70% and 80% of seasonal flu-related deaths have occurred in people 65 years and older, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions.
"Our health system is working to be best prepared for the winter, with the goal of being ready to confront the coronavirus and the seasonal flu at the same time."
“We really cannot tell how this will play out: The best policy would be to hope for the best and prepare for the worst.”
The Health Ministry fears a lack of enough flu vaccines which may be a challenge when trying to differentiate between coronavirus and influenza patients.
China took action against an outbreak of avian H1N1 in 2009, restricting incoming flights from affected countries and putting tens of thousands of people into quarantine.
“Now we have 160 patients a day, but during the winter we may have 1,600,” he said.