Health

'People who catch Covid-19 and flu at same time twice as likely to die compared to just coronavirus'

Anyone who catches both Covid and flu at the same time is twice as likely to die, compared to if they only had coronavirus, a health expert has warned.

Former deputy chief medical officer Dr Jenny Harries said the UK faces an uncertain winter with both diseases circulating at the same time and urged anyone eligible for flu or Covid-19 vaccines to take up the offer to protect themselves.