Kansas City Tripledemic Surge Cont'd & Public Masking Reconsidered

The best line we've heard about the ongoing pandemic recently . . . 

"People are still getting COVID, COVID is still here AND COVID IS BACK!!!"

Local & MSM spread the word and a note about Winter fashions . . .

"COVID-19, RSV and the flu cases are filling up emergency rooms in the metropolitan area. Many area hospitals are at capacity, with some even putting beds in the hallways. All of this is overwhelming nurses already stretched thin."

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .

A "tripledemic" is overwhelming emergency departments and the healthcare workers that staff them

If you have to go to the emergency room in the Kansas City area right now, chances are you'll have a long wait. The combination of COVID-19, RSV and the flu has created a "tripledemic" filling up hospital beds across the metro.

Related reading . . .

Authorities are urging indoor masking in major cities as the 'tripledemic' rages

Public health officials are revisiting the topic of indoor masking, as three highly contagious respiratory viruses take hold during the holiday season. Over the past few weeks, a surge in cases of COVID, the flu and respiratory syncytial virus - known as RSV - has been sickening millions of Americans, overwhelming emergency rooms and even causing a cold medicine shortage.

Masking could fight the 'tripledemic', experts say. Will anyone listen?

ƒMasking can feel like a thing of the past in the US, even in cities such as New York and Los Angeles that once embraced the precaution. But as healthcare facilities grapple with a "tripledemic" of respiratory viruses - with Covid, flu and RSV surging simultaneously - experts are once again urging the public to don face coverings.