OC hospitals preparing to handle young patients as pediatric beds are in demand

UC Irvine epidemiologist Andrew Noymer, [associate professor of public health], said he thinks the wave of flu and RSV cases may start to abate by January. There’s not consensus among epidemiologists about what’s causing more widespread and severe RSV infections, Noymer said, but there are two main theories. Noymer supports the idea that the harm COVID-19 can do to the immune system has left kids more susceptible to RSV.