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Parliamentary question - E-004557/2020Parliamentary question


Question for written answer E-004557/2020
to the Commission
Rule 138
Nicolás González Casares (S&D)

We now know that the beginning of community transmission of COVID-19 in Europe in January and February 2020 coincided with the yearly peak for seasonal flu. Members of the medical community agree that this may have masked the initial spread of COVID-19, which therefore went unnoticed.

Given that it is very likely that transmission of the current variants of both COVID-19 and seasonal flu could flare up at the same time once again, and bearing in mind that the effects of both illnesses are much more serious in older people:

Last updated: 25 August 2020
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