Rising Covid numbers has company…..
Respiratory illness is on the rise across the United States, with 44 states now experiencing high levels amid a worsening flu season.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 31 U.S. jurisdictions, which includes territories and Washington, D.C., had “very high” levels of respiratory illness and 16 jurisdictions had “high” levels last week. Only 19 jurisdictions had very high levels and 17 jurisdictions had high levels the week before….
Eleven states, including California, Texas and Virginia, are experiencing the highest level of respiratory illness activity.
The number of new COVID-19 cases has remained mostly steady in recent weeks at about 300,000 per day, but experts have warned of a “tripledemic” facing the country and world as COVID-19 lingers, influenza cases rise and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) cases surge.
RSV is a common and typically mild virus, but millions of children are encountering it for the first time later in life than is normal because of restrictions put in place amid the pandemic. Children are now widely getting the virus, leading to many children’s hospitals becoming overrun with patients….