What you need to know about RSV, the flu and virus myths
For the third winter in a row, we are facing the very real threat of our emergency departments and hospitals becoming overwhelmed. This year, however, things look a bit different, as the main virus behind this threat is not COVID-19 but rather RSV and the flu.
The first salvo was fired by the rapid increase in cases of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and other viral respiratory infections in children. On Monday, Southern California's Orange County declared a state of emergency due to record numbers of pediatric hospitalizations.