The flu mitigates some of the effects of covid

The pandemic of the disease caused by the coronavirus 2019, covid-19, and caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has resulted in a global health crisis. In total, more than 564 million cases have been detected. 6.4 million have died and recovered, according to data from the World Health Organization (WHO), or about 536 million. In Spain, the figures speak of 13 million cases and almost 110,000 deaths.

Despite the development of vaccines and antivirals approved by the respective agencies, SARS-CoV-2 continues to spread around the world, with the frequent appearance of new viral variants.

The WHO said a week ago that a rise in covid-19 cases was expected in Europe this summer and urged governments to monitor the spread, with cases having tripled in the past month.

The European Center for Disease Prevention and Detection (ECDC) recognizes four variants of interest, i.e. those that indicate a significant impact on transmissibility, severity and/or immunity likely to have a impact on the epidemiological situation in the region.

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