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Hospitals filling as RSV cases on the rise in the US

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:


  • Hospitals are overwhelmed with patients as cases of RSV have increased in the U.S., according to the CDC. 
  • RSV, which tends to peak in November, has surged in children in recent weeks.
  • RSV causes a mild illness, but can also lead to difficulty in breathing, and dehydration in a sick child.

Respiratory illnesses in children are overwhelming hospitals across the United States right now.

The high numbers of respiratory illnesses in kids has put a strain on hospitals that are already preparing for the typical wintertime surge of patients ill from viruses. Hospitals are also battling incoming cases of COVID, rhinoviruses and the flu year-round.

Physicians across the country have reported seeing more cases of the respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, in recent weeks.

RSV is a common respiratory virus among children that produces common cold symptoms.

For most, a mild case of RSV lasts about two weeks. But some infants, young children and older adults, especially those with pre-existing health conditions, may suffer from more severe cases, leading to hospitalization, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Data from the CDC show that cases of RSV detected by PCR tests have tripled in the last two months.

Case numbers have already reached peak levels from 2021, according to CDC data.

Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C., neared capacity this week as respiratory illness cases spiked. Children’s Hospital Colorado has reportedly been filling up with sick kids, too.

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford is considering building a field hospital outside the main facility if case numbers continue to grow, Juan Salazar, the physician-in-chief, told the Wall Street Journal.

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In pre-pandemic years, RSV would make its rounds in the fall and winter before going away in the summer, according to the Journal. COVID shifted the pattern, causing a dip in RSV as the coronavirus bullied its way through the population.

But this year, RSV and other respiratory illnesses lingered throughout the summer and now into early fall.

“RSV admissions have skyrocketed at Connecticut Children’s. October has been like never before for this virus,” Monica Buchanan, senior director at Connecticut Children’s Hospital, told CNN.

“I’ve been doing this for a long time, I’ve been at Connecticut Children’s for 25 years, and I have never seen this level of surge — specifically of RSV — coming into our hospital,” Salazar added.

“I think for the next four to eight weeks, we just have to be careful.”

Officials recommend caregivers vaccinate their children for influenza to protect against a rise in those cases later this winter.

Source: The Hill

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8 Comments

8 Comments

  1. CharlieSeattle

    October 25, 2022 at 5:52 pm

    Soo, Is ‘Respiratory Syncytial Virus’ worse in kids that were scammed into taking the Clot Shot??

    A little better reporting please!

  2. mark

    October 25, 2022 at 6:37 pm

    Well the mid term is coming, have to come up with something

  3. StanB

    October 25, 2022 at 7:43 pm

    Funny, hospitals around me in Ca. are not seeing this (have family members working in several hospitals), is this real or just election time media pomp again?

  4. Sean Rickman

    October 25, 2022 at 7:46 pm

    Is this really what the democRATS say it is,or,is this more election cheating.The democRATS would destroy AMERICA to further their wealth and power control over our country,kind of what Stalin did to Russia.

    • Ernest R Williams

      October 25, 2022 at 8:36 pm

      You hit the nail on the head

  5. Sean Rickmanl

    October 25, 2022 at 8:49 pm

    Is this another”election disease”.

  6. Stephen Keith

    October 25, 2022 at 9:23 pm

    Another interesting phenomenon is excess deaths, documented in Britain and US. About 17%. And sudden adult death syndrome. Part of long covid, depression from the shutdowns, or side effects from the vaccines? Anybody studying this??

  7. Grace Canavan

    October 30, 2022 at 8:32 pm

    People better start doing their own research. Thousands of healthy people dying with heart problems in the past one and a half year. All been jabbed. Research different doctors that had their post taken down. Check VAERS it show all the side affects from the jab. The MSM will all lie to you about everything. So people better wake up, as the elites and the WEF are trying to depopulate this world. Check out countries in Africa with one of the lowest jab rate and they have only a few with the virus. Go check out redacted on YouTube they have a lot of information, also check out Dr. John Campbell, Dr. Robert Malone to mention a few. This will probably be shut down as most of my post are.

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