Your Local Epidemiologist: State of Affairs - November 16

Well, we are officially in full-on “epidemic” mode for our fall and winter respiratory season. RSV, Covid-19, and flu are increasing across the nation. Influenza-like illnesses: The climate of respiratory health in the United States (coined “influenza-like illnesses by CDC) reached the “epidemic” level threshold this week. This year continues to land somewhere between pre-pandemic years and last year. For local data on seasonal viruses, see the DCHHS report.