Social distancing measures have reduced our immune system – experts find out: it is time for victims to start suing the authorities who promoted such measures.
This is another informative article from The Daily Telegraph. It is about the negative effects that social distancing had and is still having on our immune system. Social distancing was introduced as a counter measure in the fight against the spread of Covid. In Malta, the Health Authorities even started to fine people who did not abide to social distancing rules. Now, experts are recognizing that these measures were not at all beneficial. On the contrary, they are leading to a weaker immune system and thus, we are now more susceptible and prone to diseases and coughs than ever before.
And as this site sought to give space to those who expressed their reservations to the Government’s and Health Authorities’ measures, it was dubbed an enemy of society and the Woke media waged a whole campaign against it, accusing it of spreading fake news.
I think it is now time that those who were wrongly fined by the authorities should start legal procedures against those who imposed rules and regulations that are now being found to have done more harm than good to society.
It is time that the victims of these adverse measures start suing the authorities concerned. It is only in this way that Governments world wide will never dare again to impose such measures. These were not introduced for the benefit of humanity but to help a group of individuals to line their pockets. In the process, those helping these elite will assume positions of power in World Organisations.
What follows is the article in question from The Daily Telegraph:
Coughs that won’t go away may be one infection after another, after social distancing weakened the nation’s immunity, a royal college has warned.
Professor Kamila Hawthorne, chairman of the Royal College of GPs, said doctors have observed that the current round of respiratory infections seems to be lasting longer than usual.
The RCGP’s surveillance shows rates of lower and upper respiratory tract infections are well above the average normally seen so far in winter.
This is echoed in weekly data from the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), which has found high rates of flu and other respiratory viruses.
Prof Hawthorne said: “It’s not clear why some of the current respiratory infections going around do seem to be lasting longer than usual – this has been noticed by doctors as well as patients, but we are not entirely sure why this is happening.
“Most of the public have been socially isolated during the last two winters and this appears to have reduced their resistance to infections – this seems to make it more likely they will pick up infections than in previous years.
“So, in some cases, it may be a matter of picking up one infection after another. They are all different and getting over one type of infection does not give immunity against another one.”
Experts said any cough that lasts longer than three weeks should be investigated, as it can be a symptom of lung cancer.
‘Antibiotics will not help’
Prof Hawthorne said most patients suffering coughs and the common cold will recover without the need for medical attention.
She recommended regular paracetamol for any temperature, sore throat or earache, keeping warm, getting plenty of rest, and drinking lots of fluids.
“We’d encourage patients to understand that giving antibiotics for viral infections will not help, as they only help with bacterial infections,” she said.
“Most upper respiratory tract infections are due to viruses.
“Pharmacists will also be able to provide advice on appropriate over-the-counter medicines that may help with symptoms, but do not ‘cure’ the infection.
“If a cough is particularly persistent, or bringing up discoloured phlegm, has severely worsened with shortness of breath, or if a patient is experiencing chest pain or losing weight for no reason, they should seek a medical opinion.”
NHS figures suggest that the flu season may now have peaked.
Statistics for the week ending Jan 8 show 3,984 hospital beds filled with flu patients, more than a quarter down from the 5,447 the week before.
Seek help with long-term cough
Dr Andrew Whittamore, the Asthma and Lung UK clinical lead, who is also a GP, said some long-term coughs could be the consequence of previous Covid, while newer coughs could relate to weather changes, and other viruses.
He said: “We haven’t seen so much Covid, but it is still there. And we’ve also had viruses such as Strep A, with lots of people coming to us who were coughing but also had sore throats – mainly children, but a lot of adults as well.
“Covid affects people in lots of different ways – some can get scarring of their lungs and fibrosis, which can cause a long-term cough.
“This is why we say anybody who’s still coughing four weeks after having Covid to really get a chest X-ray and get checked out.”
He said anyone who has had a cough for around three to four weeks or longer should seek help to also rule out other illnesses.
“These checks allow us to pick up lung cancers, long Covid and so on,” he said.
“It’s certainly worth touching base with a GP for an ongoing cough because it might well be you need a chest X-ray.
“In many cases, it’s some reassuring advice, just to say ‘actually, this is what’s going around, it sounds like you’ve got a virus or another virus on top of it’.
“But sometimes these things need treatment, sometimes they need looking into, and sometimes you pick up people who’ve got perhaps underlying asthma or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), because they get wheezy, they get breathless, they get tight-chested.
“So we can identify people who’ve got these conditions underneath which could be making them more ill.”