What Does TWINDEMIC Mean?

TWINDEMIC means Simultaneous Outbreaks of COVID-19 and Influenza.

The term TWINDEMIC is used to refer to the possibility of a severe influenza (flu) outbreak happening at the same time as a wave of COVID-19 infections. It is feared that such a TWINDEMIC could overwhelm the healthcare systems in even the most advanced countries.

TWINDEMIC should not be confused with FLURONA, which is a term used to refer to the simultaneous infection of an individual with both the flu and COVID-19.

COVID-19 "myth busters" can be found on the WHO's website at: Advice for the public: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).


When I write TWINDEMIC, I mean this: meaning of TWINDEMIC A TWINDEMIC of flu and COVID-19 could overwhelm healthcare systems.

Summary of Key Points

"Simultaneous Outbreaks of COVID-19 and Influenza" is the most common definition for TWINDEMIC on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Simultaneous Outbreaks of COVID-19 and Influenza
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers


An Academic Look at TWINDEMIC

As it is formed by merging two words (or parts of words) into one, TWINDEMIC is classified as a portmanteau word. It is formed by amalgamating twin and demic (from pandemic).

Other examples of portmanteau words are smog (smoke and fog) and romcom (romantic and comedy).

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