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Triple-whammy of COVID-19, RSV, and the flu exhausts local healthcare workers

Dec 29, 2022 1:03 pm

WNYT reports that local doctors are seeing more patients with symptoms of three contagious diseases: COVID-19, the Respiratory Syncytial Virus, and the flu. Dr. James Saperstone with Community Care Physicians in Guilderland said the outbreaks show the effectiveness of masking. The flu has not been a problem locally for several years, but now that most people are not wearing masks in public it has returned. Health care officials are urging everyone to get vaccinations for COVID-19 and the flu. The short supply of antibiotics and Motrin or Tylenol has made things worse for those suffering. Saperstone said, “We are beaten. It has been a really difficult fall, and I’ve been doing this for 42 years. It’s not that any of these viruses or illnesses are terribly severe, it’s just there’s so much of it.” Read the full story at WNYT.

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