Emily Andrea urges focus to be put on other diseases over Covid-19 as she fears ‘35,000 extra deaths’

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Emily Andrea has expressed her worry that there could be thousands of unnecessary deaths as the spotlight continues to be on the deadly coronavirus over other diseases.

The 30 year old, who recently admitted she's "suffering" with her allergies after buying Princess, 13, pet rabbits, spoke out about new research which suggests there could be up to 35,00 extra deaths due to undiagnosed and untreated health conditions.

Writing in her exclusive OK! magazine column, the mother-of-two urged the UK public to call their GP if they notice any unusual symptoms.

"New research has suggested that delays to cancer diagnosis and treatment due to Covid-19 could cause 35,000 extra deaths.

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"So much focus has been placed on coronavirus and the number of deaths, which sadly means we are going to see big increases in people dying from things like cancer."

Emily, who recently defended TOWIE stars after they went to a party during lockdown, continued: "These illnesses are going to present late because people have delayed going to the hospital or GP, or their investigations, scans and treatments have been delayed."

The star is also convinced that the pandemic will increase the number of people going untreated for mental health problems, too.

She explained: "I expect we might also see a rise in suicide and mental health problems, which is really worrying.

"Some have argued that over a number of years there will be more deaths from other conditions as a result of the pandemic than there will be from the virus itself."

Urging people to contact their doctor if they need to, she added: "It’s so important that if you have any new symptoms, you contact your GP. The practices are open, particularly for phone consultations, so don’t delay."

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It comes as the brunette beauty's 47 year old husband Peter Andre recently revealed that Emily tested positive for coronavirus antibodies after secretly battling with the deadly disease in March.

Emily had been working on the frontline when she began to feel “very unwell” with a headache, sore throat and aching limbs, she also was unable to taste or smell.

The couple then decided she would self-isolate and they would keep Emily’s illness a secret from their children Amelia, six, and Theodore, three, as well as Peter’s elder children, Junior, 15, and Princess who he shares with ex Katie Price.

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In a clip, from their series with The Sun, the dad-of-four told viewers: “There's excellent news that you got your antibody test and that you're positive.”

Emily added: “To be honest we thought it would be… it means that my body has mounted an immune response to the Covid virus at some point in the past. It means I had it at some point.”

She continued: “I felt a bit under, I had a bit of a sore throat, my glands were up. The bizarre thing was the taste and smell – I've never experienced that with another virus. I have if I’ve been really congested, I’ve lost my taste and smell, but I had no congestion at all so it was really bizarre.”

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