COVID-19 becomes “another cause of colds”: British professor


According to a British medical professor, COVID-19 is “another cause of common colds” and people with a positive test must be allowed to lead a normal life like any other cold. It will not be.

Paul Hunter, a professor of medicine at the University of East Anglia, told the BBC Breakfast on December 28: Indeed, what happens with COVID will, in effect, be another cause of the common cold. “

At some point, Hunter said daily reports of COVID-19 cases are no longer guaranteed.

“I’m not going to report daily on cases of various causes of common colds in the future, one of which is COVID,” he said, adding that the limit could be reduced once the Omicron variant was treated. .. Probably after Easter.

Hunter said: “A positive person can lead a normal life as in any other cold weather.

He said that “this is an indelible illness”, so the rules of self-quarantine must be relaxed at some point.

UK Health Minister Sajid Javid confirmed on December 27 that CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus regulations will not be introduced in the UK, at least until the New Year.

Environment Secretary George Eustice said on December 28 that there was evidence that the infection rate with the new Omicron variant was rising, but did not result in the same level of hospitalization as the previous wave.

“There is early encouragement from what we know in South Africa that there are fewer hospitalizations and fewer days of hospitalization than previous variants,” he told the BBC Radio 4 Today. program.

“At this point, I don’t think the evidence supports any intervention other than what we’ve done,” he said, adding that the government maintains it “under very close consideration.” rice field.

Also, in discussions with the Today program, Professor John Bell, a professor of medicine at Oxford University, upheld the government’s decision not to impose new restrictions.

“The horrifying scene I saw a year ago-the intensive care unit is full and many are dying prematurely-to reassure that that is history in my view now and that it may continue. I think we need to, “he said.

Lily Zhou and PA contributed to this report.

Alexander Chan