According to this article, Simon de Lusignan – professor of primary care at the University of Oxford and director of the Royal College of GPs research and surveillance centre said influenza has now been 'almost completely wiped out.'
In that article this has been partly attributed to factors like masks, hygiene, social distancing measures, immunity and restricted international travel.
Professor Martin Marshall, chairman of the Royal College of GPs said:
It makes sense when you consider the lockdown restrictions, social distancing measures, and increased focus on maintaining good hygiene practices we are seeing at the moment — which will work to stop the spread of contagious illnesses such as colds and flu, as well as Covid-19.
So, they say both influenza and coronavirus could be reduced by 'the measures'. But only influenza actually has been reduced; almost to the point where it's been eliminated completely?
If influenza has been almost completely eliminated by the measures, why have coronavirus cases risen during the same period? How can this be possible?
If coronavirus has increased, then it logically follows that influenza cannot have decreased, since the same measures are said to reduce both.