The Stronger the Wind Blows,
the Stronger the Virus Strikes

The Stronger the Wind Blows,
the Stronger the Virus Strikes

The analysis of the increasing surge of the Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) and influenza in October. 

News Published 2023.10.31 | Gena Lee

The temperature drops as the seasons change from Hot-Summer to Windy-Fall. With the severe temperature drops and as the weather prepares for the cold winter to fall, many people are suffering from the cold, flu, and various viruses. Significantly, there has been a surge in respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and influenza. And now, with the underlying infections with COVID, the public health experts have called this effect “tripledemic.” 

Acutely, respiratory syncytial viruses have been on the rise among infants and children as the cold winter approaches. In the case of Wesley Zakovsky, a 4 year old boy from North Carolina, after he was admitted to the emergency room, he was intubated within an hour due to the low oxygen level caused by the RSV. Particularly, North Carolina has seen a rapid increase in the number of positive RSV cases as cases have risen around 40% from the previous week (10/20/23) (300 positive cases of RSV). 

This fall, with these three viruses surging cases across the world and even straining hospital 

resources across the United States, the federal health officials are inciting to be protected of all three viruses with shots and masks. Dr. Mandy Cohen, director of the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, adds that “the more folks that get vaccinated, we’ll have the ability to have a more mild season.” 

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