Holiday Safety: Avoiding the 'Tripledemic'
Here are some tips for keeping your family healthy
This year's holiday season is arriving right in the midst of an unwelcome "tripledemic" of COVID-19, influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) that have helped strain hospitals nationwide.
Though COVID cases are much lower than they were last winter, case counts are ticking up nationwide, and nearly 3,000 Americans are dying each week. Meanwhile, other respiratory viruses like the flu and RSV have surged this fall.
More than 77 percent of hospital beds nationwide are occupied, down slightly from nearly 80 percent earlier this month, according to data from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) — the highest levels seen since last winter's omicron surge.
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