Keeping the flu at bay


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MALAYSIANS in general have welcomed the easing of Covid-19 restrictions from May this year. Older persons, in particular, are glad for opportunities to see their children and grandchildren more regularly.

But while there are many reasons to be relaxed, such as the high Covid-19 vaccination rate of 82.9% (two doses), respiratory specialists like myself have yet to lower our guard. This is because the lifting of restrictions, such as wearing masks outdoors, enables other infectious diseases like influenza (flu) to spread.

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