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People In The UK Are Suffering With The 'Worst Cold Ever'

Tom Wood

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People In The UK Are Suffering With The 'Worst Cold Ever'

If you've been feeling a bit ropey recently, you'll probably be interested to know that the numbers of people suffering from the common cold are on the rise, with many in Britain dealing with the 'worst cold ever'.

Of course, that could be a bit of an overstatement, but it's no fun being ill, is it?

Basically, because everyone's immune system has had a year off, we're just getting back used to having little seasonal illnesses once again, and that's leaving people feeling sick and for longer.

So, if you've been feeling drained or under the weather, it's likely that you've just picked up a dodgy little cold, but there's nothing to be overly concerned about.

According to one GP, the numbers of people getting ill are even higher than they usually would be.

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

Philippa Kaye, who works in London, told BBC News: "We've actually been seeing a rise in the number of coughs and colds and viral infections.

"We are mixing in a way that we haven't been mixing over the past 18 months.

"During those first lockdowns, we saw numbers of other [non-Covid] infections fall. We think that that was primarily due to the restrictions on meeting up."

There's always one other method of gauging how everyone is doing, too. That's how much they're moaning on social media.

Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok are awash with folks claiming to have the 'worst cold ever' at the minute.

One woman who has been feeling grotty, Rebecca from Bournemouth, told BBC Radio One: "Nothing I have had has been like this.

"I barely slept, I'd wake up in the night just coughing, a constantly runny nose and feeling so tired."

Another wrote on Facebook: "Two weeks now and it's not funny at all. First cold I've had in years and it's floored me."

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Credit: Alamy

Someone else said: "I've had a terrible cold for nearly three weeks, can't seem to get rid of it."

We've all been there, for sure.

Remember, Covid-19 is still out there, and you should take it seriously if you've got any symptoms related to that.

Get yourself a PCR test and stay away from folks if you're feeling unwell, and you should probably apply that if you've got a nasty cold, anyway.

Even though it might not be Covid-19, you can still pass your horrible cold off onto anyone, and that's not exactly good form, is it?

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Winter, UK News, Interesting, Health

Tom Wood
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