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17 - Are we heading towards a 'twindemic'? - Life Unmasked

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In this week's episode of Life Unmasked, Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore talks about why the province saw so few severe cases of influenza last year, why that should not deter people from getting the flu shot and whether a 'twindemic' is a serious possibility for 2021-2022.

Dr. Susy Hota, medical director of infection prevention and control at the University Health Network, also joins the team to discuss how influenza is unpredictable, whether or not hospitals are prepared for a surge in patients and how the flu shot actually works.

Both guests also touch on why it's important to get both the COVID-19 vaccine and the flu shot—and that one will not protect against the other.

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17 - Are we heading towards a 'twindemic'? - Life Unmasked