Winter is a time hospitals see a surge in respiratory infections but this year has seen a downtrend. Dr Srivatsa Lokeshwaran, consultant, interventional pulmonology, observes that the primary reason for this is increased safety practices. “Masking, social distancing, handwashing and sanitisation are common guidelines for preventing any airborne infectious disease, not just Covid. So by virtue of following protocol we’re seeing all infections reduce,” he explains.
Source: Respiratory infection rates down