Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist and associate professor of population health and disease prevention at the University of California, Irvine, was skeptical about a “tripledemic” overwhelming hospitals. He cited previous warnings of a “twindemic” — the combination of a serious flu season and soaring COVID-19 infections pushing hospital capacity to the brink — that didn’t play out. He urged residents to heed precautions such as getting vaccinated and donning a mask in indoor settings, but warnings of a “tripledemic” may be premature.
Health officials caution public to be prepared for illnesses with seasonal increases
The Bakersfield Californian, Oct. 31, 2022
October 31, 2022