CHARLOTTE — As the flu, COVID-19, and RSV cases rise, health officials are expressing growing concerns. Countless emergency rooms across the country are preparing for a possible triple epidemic of illnesses. According to the Centers for Disease Control, from October until last week, there were at least 780,000 flu illnesses and almost 500 deaths.
Dr. Brownstein, a physician, shared that certain age groups and individuals with prior medical conditions are more susceptible to severe cases and even death from the three illnesses. Flu hospitalizations have been lower this year than last year; however, trends in southern states are similar to last year’s spikes.
As COVID-19 hospital admissions rise, Atrium recommends a new vaccine to prevent further complications. Meanwhile, many veterans are in danger of losing their homes after the end of the COVID mortgage forbearance program. The situation is dire as these health issues continue to impact communities worldwide.