Report commissioned by chief scientific adviser says Covid, flu and RSV could push health service to breaking point
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Covid and flu threaten to push the NHS to breaking point this winter unless major precautions are taken over the summer, according to a report commissioned by the government’s chief scientific adviser.
Sir Patrick Vallance asked the Academy of Medical Sciences to assess how the “triple whammy” of coronavirus, influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) might affect the NHS in the winter and to make recommendations on how best to protect the health service.