“You are likely more vulnerable,” he assures, as “viral infections damage tissue in your respiratory tract.”
“We know it’s possible to get two viral illnesses at once,” he continues, making it harder for the immune system to fight back.
“Having inflamed lungs (which either disease can cause) also offers the opportunity for bacteria to make its way in there,” he adds.
The dangers of having the flu and COVID-19 together
Dr Tomar comments: “There was widespread coverage when Public Health England [PHE] reported that having flu and COVID-19 together significantly increases your risk of death.