Doctor warns of dangerous syndrome Aussies will face this summer due to Covid lockdowns

Australians didn’t get their regular immune system “training session” this year and will be susceptible to an unfortunate summer syndrome as a result, a doctor has warned.

Sydney scientist Dr Vincent Candrawinata coined the syndrome “winsum” after noting a higher prevalence of colds, chest infections and flu in the community coming into summer.

He attributed the trend to people not being exposed to elements they normally would be outside of lockdown during winter months, as well as the onset of La Nina conditions.


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