CNBC: Dr. Jha: A ‘tripledemic’ could hit the U.S., but ‘we’re not powerless against it’
White house COVID-19 response coordinator Ashish Jha has said the US might face a “tripledemic” in the winter. This would include a rise in cases of COVID-19, the flu, and RSV. The last 2 winters have had large Covid spikes which is expected to happen again this winter, especially with the emergence of new “Scrabble” variants that are sometimes able to evade immunity. There has been an early uptick in flu cases in many parts of the county which was not expected until late December. Respiratory syncytial virus cases have also increased, especially among children. The White House and Dr. Jha are in agreement that more Americans getting the flu shot and bivalent Covid vaccine will help limit the chances of a “tripledemic” this winter. The full article by Annika Kim Constantino can be read here on CNBC. For more information on COVID-19 click here.