‘In the thick of it’: Flu, COVID-19, RSV spread misery across Michigan yet again (Detroit Free Press)

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    ‘In the thick of it’: Flu, COVID-19, RSV spread misery across Michigan yet again – By Kristen Jordan Shamus (Detroit Free Press) / Jan 9, 2024

    The big three respiratory viruses — influenza, coronavirus and respiratory syncytial virus, better known as RSV — are spreading misery across Michigan yet again, as people flood doctor’s offices, urgent care sites and emergency departments seeking treatment and many fill hospital beds.

    “At the moment, I would say we are in the thick of it, said Dr. Natasha Bagdasarian, the state’s chief medical executive. “We’ve got lots of COVID circulating, lots of flu, and RSV as well.”

    Though real-time case tracking for these viruses isn’t precise and has become harder since the COVID-19 public health emergency ended in May, Bagdasarian and other health leaders are able to evaluate viral activity by watching hospital admissions, reports of positive flu and COVID tests, through wastewater testing and other data.

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