A ‘terrible’ illness virus that has been characterized as “the worst lurgy ever” is spreading through areas of the UK. People throughout the northwest complain of feeling ill, and some say they’re having trouble getting rid of it.
According to The Mirror, people in the south of England complained last week of being ‘run down and ‘depleted’ by a cold that lasted several people weeks.
According to the Liverpool Echo, several people on Merseyside are suffering from the same illness.
There are now fears that it is spreading, and posts on social media have been flooded with people claiming to have contracted the virus. One lady said that the disease had left her “completely floored” for weeks, and many others have indicated that they, or someone they know, had been sick.
Dr. Philippa Kaye, a London-based GP, claimed that the problem isn’t limited to the northwest and that numbers have already surpassed those seen in a typical winter.
“We’re mingling in a manner that we haven’t done in the last 18 months.”
“We noticed a decrease in the number of other [non-Covid] infections during those early lockdowns.” We believe it was mainly due to the constraints on getting together.”
One man from Merseyside described his illness as the “worse lurgy he’s ever had.”
Further, People in Sefton, seven miles away, have written on Facebook that they have been adversely affected by sickness.
“I’ve had a horrible cold for about three weeks and can’t seem to shake it,” another added.
“Yep, I’ve been sick for the past few days,” one lady responded. It’s the first in almost two years, and it’s a monster!”
“It’s been going through my house for the last two weeks,” another commented. We’d all had covid, but we wanted to make sure. “However, they were all negative.”
Rebecca London, from Bournemouth, stated on Radio 1’s Newsbeat last week: “Nothing I’ve ever had has been like this.”
“I rarely slept; I’d wake up in the middle of the night coughing, my nose continuously running, and I was exhausted.”
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