Covid-19 doctor's diary: I hope we got the winter flu vaccine right

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People line up for flu vaccinations at a doctors surgery in Kent, UK

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LIFE as a general practitioner slowly started returning to normal after the summer. I saw only one patient with “long covid” and none with covid-19 symptoms during September. The local “hot hub” that I helped to set up to deal with people who potentially had covid-19 closed on 28 August amid single-digit cases in the area.

Sadly, it wasn’t to last. Last week saw record numbers of daily diagnosed cases in the UK, reaching well in excess of 7000. Restrictions are tightening, and however the government chooses to handle …