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Another respiratory virus is spreading as U.S. gets back to pre-Covid-19 life

The Wall Street Journal, July 1, 2021

July 1, 2021

Another respiratory virus is spreading as U.S. gets back to pre-Covid-19 life

“The things we were doing to protect ourselves from getting Covid are also excellent at preventing us from getting flu and RSV [respiratory syncytial virus],” said Chulie Ulloa, a pediatric infectious disease specialist and assistant professor at the UC Irvine School of Medicine. “As everything is relaxing, we’re probably going to see an uptick in some of these common infections that we normally see outside of a pandemic.”