U.S. is headed for a ‘syndemic’ this winter

  • U.S. is headed for a ‘syndemic’ this winter

    Posted by ObscureandFuzzy on December 3, 2023 at 12:35 pm

    Which apparently means more than 3 epidemics at once.

    Forget the ‘tripledemic.’ The U.S. is headed for a ‘syndemic’ this winter—and experts warn we’re not prepared

    <i style=””>COVID will likely reach levels in December not yet seen this year, combining with surges of flu, RSV, and other pathogens for a winter not so different from last year’s “tripledemic,” experts say.

    Raj Rajnarayanan, assistant dean of research and associate professor at the New York Institute of Technology campus in Jonesboro, Ark., told Fortune that the U.S. is a “sitting duck” in the face of a “syndemic” winter.

    <i style=””>It’s a term he prefers to “tripledemic,” as it acknowledges the impact of more than three pathogens on the healthcare system, and the need for policies to address the phenomenon, in addition to medical interventions.


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