Guest Comment: Why It’s Easier to Catch a Cold, Flu, or COVID in the Winter | Ohio News | cincinnati

Guest Comment: Why It’s Easier to Catch a Cold, Flu, or COVID in the Winter |  Ohio News |  cincinnati

Click to enlarge Photo: Pixabay Scientists are looking at what factors may play a role in making winter a nasty season. When strong winds blew and temperatures dropped, my grandmother would urge me inside. “You’re going to freeze to death out there,” she said. Sure, freezing to death is possible in frigid temperatures. But doctors … Read more

3 modest Covid-19 policies to help high-risk people

3 modest Covid-19 policies to help high-risk people

Covid-19 policy getty The Covid situation looks much better today than it did a year ago. But that doesn’t mean all is well, especially for people like me who are still “high risk.” CDC again tells high-risk people what measures they can take to protect themselves from Covid-19. But after four years and thousands of … Read more

Overview of the different types of respiratory infections

Overview of the different types of respiratory infections

Dr. Tina Tan: Now that we’re talking about these diseases, Kevin, can you give us a brief overview of the clinical presentations of the different types of respiratory infections? Can you comment on the early start of the respiratory viral season, especially influenza and RSV? [respiratory syncytial virus] what happened this year? Kevin Michael Reiter, … Read more

triple threat virus

triple threat virus

Early in the COVID pandemic, surges in other seasonal respiratory viruses such as influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) were well below normal levels, likely due to mask use and other precautions taken to treat to quell the spread of SARS-CoV-2. But in the third year of the pandemic, as the public has largely abandoned … Read more

Why is the world witnessing an unprecedented outbreak of infections?

Why is the world witnessing an unprecedented outbreak of infections?

Although many would like to declare the pandemic over, COVID-19 variants are still mutating and circulating globally. At the same time, although the virus is particularly disastrous for Porcelainwhich is experiencing abnormal spikes in the number of infections, several waves of viral infections are currently sweeping the world, including the flu, RSVand other influenza-like viruses. … Read more

Is cold and flu season really worse this year?

Is cold and flu season really worse this year?

Does it look like more people will catch colds and flus this year? And, when they do, do they complain that it’s taking them longer to get over them? There’s a lot of talk on social media about this, causing people to have floating ideas about why this might be. Often, the answers are based … Read more

Europe fights pressure on health systems in a ‘harsh winter’

Europe fights pressure on health systems in a ‘harsh winter’

LONDON Some European countries are experiencing a “harsh winter” with increasing pressure on health systems amid strikes, medicine shortages and a surge in hospital bed occupancy. Although Europe is focused on political and economic issues such as Russia’s ongoing war against Ukraine, uncertainty about energy prices and the cost of living, health has become a … Read more

Know Your Winter Respiratory Illness

Know Your Winter Respiratory Illness

With respiratory season in full swing and COVID-19 continuing to infect, knowing the basics of the common cold, influenza, COVID-19, and respiratory syncytial virus can help ensure patients receive appropriate care. As the calendar shifts to January, the United States finds itself in the midst of a “triple epidemic” in full force, with COVID-19, influenza, … Read more

Everything doctors do to avoid getting sick

Everything doctors do to avoid getting sick

Nobody likes to be sick, and most of us also want to make sure we don’t spread viruses or other contagious diseases to our vulnerable loved ones. Therefore, it is important to do everything possible to minimize the risk of infection. This is especially true at this time when we are hearing that many areas … Read more

Coconino County Moves to Mid-Community COVID Tier as Flu and RSV Cases Continue to Drop

Coconino County Moves to Mid-Community COVID Tier as Flu and RSV Cases Continue to Drop

Coconino County is now in the medium community level for the spread of COVID-19, according to its most recent health update on Friday, which shows rising indicators despite overall mixed metrics. Meanwhile, the number of new cases of influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) continued to fall. COVID-19 Coconino County went from a low to … Read more