“Tripledemic” Is Perfect Viral Storm of Flu, RSV, and COVID-19

by Millennium Physician Group

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COVID-19 numbers are creeping up, flu cases are rising, and a common respiratory virus in children is surging across the country. This perfect viral storm has medical experts worrying and healthcare workers preparing for a potential “tripledemic.”

“There’s a lot being said about what we’re facing in terms of respiratory illness this winter,” explains Millennium Physician Group Family Medicine Physician Thomas R. Mitchell, MD. “We have COVID still around on the upsurge. We’ve got a very, very active influenza season already, the most active at this point in the year for decades. And we’ve got RSV rearing its ugly head.”

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