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Flu, RSV and Covid may have peaked. But the threat isn’t over.

Hospitalizations related to flu, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and COVID have fallen across the United States since December 2022. There’s still no way to predict what will happen for the remainder of this year’s flu season, and research indicates that respiratory illnesses hit children the hardest in 2022. CDC disease detective Christine Thomas recently co-authored a study with colleagues in Tennessee that showed that children in the state were twice as likely as adults to test positive for flu, and they tended to be sicker. With the flu season still ongoing, experts urge vaccination – Thomas’s co-author Dr. William Schaffner says, “Flu probably won’t go away completely until we get into the early summer.”
NBC News
January 19, 2023

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