Alien civilizations will stumble upon this in the future and deem that humanity wasn’t worth saving for one reason alone. People read or listened to NPR.
Experts are concerned Thanksgiving gatherings could accelerate a ‘tripledemic’ – via npr.com
Oh no! Le skunk de pew!
Choice droppings incoming:
For each of the last two years, Thanksgiving helped usher in some very unwelcome guests: Devastating waves of COVID-19.
No one thinks this year will be anything like the last two dark pandemic winters, at least when it comes to COVID-19. But the country is now dealing with a different kind of threat — an unpredictable confluence of old and new respiratory pathogens.
“We’re facing an onslaught of three viruses — COVID, RSV and influenza. All simultaneously,” says Dr. William Schaffner, an infectious disease specialist at Vanderbilt University. “We’re calling this a tripledemic.”
Well, we’re proud of ya, Doc. I mean, how many geniuses at the university did it take to come up with ‘tripledemic’?
Back to the fear porn.
Flu and RSV are back, big time
The respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) began surging unseasonably early this year, infecting babies and young children who had little or no immunity to that virus, which wasn’t circulating all that much over the past two years, in part, because of COVID-19 precautions.
The RSV resurgence is still flooding pediatric emergency rooms and intensive care units across the country. Some parents are being forced to wait more than eight hours in emergency rooms for treatment for their very sick kids.
“Intensive care units are at or above capacity in every children’s hospital in the United States right now,” says Amy Knight, president of the Children’s Hospital Association. “It’s very, very scary for parents.”
This is fantastic journalism. If you click on the links “surging unseasonably” or “flooding pediatric emergency rooms and intensive care units”, the links take you to other NPR articles, which in turn link you to still other NPR articles. Just try to find the source for their claims and the data…why, it’s an NPR merry-go-round. And if you can’t find the data to back up what they’re ‘reporting’, well, just trust them, after all, they’re NPR and whatever they say or write is gospel.
“I think it’s a really worrisome situation looking to the weeks coming ahead,” says Jennifer Nuzzo, an epidemiologist who runs the Pandemic Center at Brown University.
Nuzzo’s worried because an exhausted nation has abandoned many of the precautions people were taking to protect themselves and others. Flu vaccination rates are down by about 10% to 15% from previous years. Only about 11% of those eligible for the new bivalent omicron boosters have gotten boosted.
“We can’t just resign ourselves to assuming that it’s going to happen no matter what,” she says. “We can very much take action to prevent a rise in hospitalizations and deaths.”
Nuzzo and others experts say Americans can get vaccinated and boosted, especially if they are at high risk because of their age or other health problems.
Yes, let’s not take care of our health by eating organic foods, taking the proper vitamins and supplements, exercising, getting sunlight…screw that shyte. Just get the damn jabs and boosters of experimental chemical goo and everything will be jake, right?
VAERS data released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show 1,447,520 reports of adverse events from all age groups following COVID-19 vaccines, including 31,696 deaths and 263,462 serious injuries between Dec. 14, 2020, and Oct. 21, 2022. via childrenshealthdefense.org
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