Current Respiratory Disease Outlook

Current Respiratory Disease Outlook

 Written by   COVID is decreasing in most of the world New COVID cases are decreasing in most of the world. This may even be true in China, but as has been the case throughout the pandemic, Chinese authorities are not very transparent, so no one is sure. In the...
Global Health Update

Global Health Update

 Written by   COVID Following a short, but relatively steep increase in COVID cases following the Thanksgiving weekend in the US, cases leveled off by the end of the first week in December and have been flat up to the Christmas weekend. It’s still too soon to...
Holiday Season Health Update

Holiday Season Health Update

 Written by   Case Rates We are at a very different place heading into the holiday season than we were last year, and with some forethought and precautions, we all can have a good end of the year. Looking at US data, COVID cases last year were about double this...
Respiratory Disease Prevention

Respiratory Disease Prevention

 Written by   Background This flu season is bad compared to recent years. But it’s not just flu. COVID is still with us. Thankfully we are not seeing significant increases in rates, but it is also not decreasing. On top of that, the very common virus, RSV, or...
Health Update: RSV and Flu

Health Update: RSV and Flu

 Written by   COVID This may be hard to believe, but the first human infection with SARS-CoV2, the virus responsible for COVID-19 probably occurred right around now, three years ago. We may never know whether this was a virus that evolved from human-animal...
COVID and Flu Season Update

COVID and Flu Season Update

 Written by   COVID Cases, hospitalizations, and deaths all continue to decline in the US, although the rate of decline has flattened. Globally, cases and deaths have increased – not at a high rate – only in the upper single digits on a percentage increase basis...