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Pharmacists fear busy flu season while COVID-19 cases rise

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COVID-19 restrictions.Now that restrictions are lifting, there are concerns about the upcoming flu season.Health officials attributed the drop in cases a year ago to limited social activities, mask-wearing, remote work and school and physical distancing measures.Paul Bowman, the owner and operator of Bowman’s Pharmasave pharmacy in Fredericton, said it’s still early, but the warning signs are there for a challenging flu season.

Health officials warn of cold and flu return when masks come off “With schools going back, we’re already seeing cough, cold, earaches, sniffles that I didn’t see last year,” Bowman said.

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