The USA, including California, faces a ‘tripledemic’ of seasonal flu, new COVID-19 variants, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). All three respiratory viruses, particularly harmful to seniors and children, can be prevented through vaccination. Despite this, many places are reporting low vaccination rates, especially among older people. The content highlights RSV’s severity and contagion, recent research into the virus, and the situation with the three diseases in California and other states.
The seasonal flu has hit Texas, Florida, and a few other Southern states fairly hard during the 2023-24 flu season.
The CDC now recommends the Tdap, RSV, COVID-19, and flu vaccines for pregnant women. These vaccines protect the mother and child.
We have new recommendations and timing for the RSV, COVID-19, and flu vaccines to protect people against these diseases this fall.
There are many cold and flu supplements that are pushed on us every winter. Is there any scientific evidence that they work?