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The Sun: UK hit harder by coronavirus after two mild flu seasons, study finds


An initial investigation by Dr Chris Hope, Emeritus Reader in Policy Modelling at Cambridge Judge Business School, shows there could be a link between the COVID-19 death rate and flu intensity. “The paper does not seek to make judgments about whether individuals were fortunate or unfortunate with regard to flu or coronavirus, or to evaluate governments’ response to either illness,” Dr Hope says. “It simply reports my initial statistical findings as a policy modeller regarding the apparent statistical relationship between flu-season severity and COVID-19 deaths.”

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