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Triple Threat: COVID, Flu, and RSV Cases on the Rise, Health Officials Warn


Nov 20, 2023

As the flu, COVID-19, and RSV cases begin to rise, health officials are becoming increasingly concerned. Emergency rooms across the country are preparing for a possible triple epidemic of illnesses. In October alone, the Centers for Disease Control reported at least 780,000 flu illnesses and nearly 500 deaths.

Dr. Brownstein, a physician, explained that certain age groups and individuals with prior medical conditions are more vulnerable to severe cases and even death from these three illnesses. “For those that are the youngest, those are the oldest. For those who have underlying conditions, the flu infection can be especially deadly,” Brownstein said.

While flu hospitalizations have been lower than they were at this time last year, there is a similar pattern of spikes in southern states. Additionally, many veterans are at risk of losing their homes after the COVID mortgage forbearance program ends.

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