Doctors say RSV cases appear worse in Indiana this year

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Doctors believe respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is worse this year in Indiana. They think a big reason for that is that people are taking less precautions against COVID-19 and other viruses now compared to 2020 and 2021.
When the pandemic hit, people wore masks and socially distanced more often. That caused respiratory illnesses like RSV to circulate at “historically low levels,” said the CDC. Now that people are easing up on COVID-19 precautions, they are also coming back into contact with pathogens that have existed with RSV.
Hospitals across Indiana are seeing large numbers of RSV cases this month.
“We’re busy. We’ve been full a lot of the last two weeks and we’re shifting a lot of kids in and out. In the ICU, we had a couple free beds but we are filling those already so we’re trying to get kids in as fast as we can, move them out, only to fill them up again,” said Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital PICU Medical Director Dr. Kay Sichting.
Sichting says it’s reaching more age groups.
“We’re seeing toddlers getting sicker than we’ve seen previously and they end up getting hospitalized when usually they’re just at home with a bad cold. Then we’re also seeing of course our infants that we see every time RSV comes around,” said Sichting.
Sichting says there are things you can do to prevent RSV and they are probably things you’ve heard before.
“We have masks. Wear masks. Wash your hands, stay home if you’re sick, don’t have people visit you who are sick. Just like we’ve really seen with COVID, it can decrease illness. Same thing for RSV,” said Sichting.
Children with RSV tend to feel the worst at day 5 of infection. Infection can last around 7-10 days. If your child isn’t getting better after 7 days, is struggling to breathe, or has blue-tinted lips, you are urged to take them to the nearest emergency room.

7 COMMENTS

  1. Where is the gold standard study that shows mask work against Covid or RSV???? Perhaps there is so much of it because The People have had their immune systems compromised by phony demands from the CDC, State, and local health boards. Just a thought.

    Went to my doctor yesterday. They handed me a mask to wear. I just carried it around. No one, NO ONE demanded I wear it. Even one of the doctors at that practice REFUSES to COMPLY with the edicts from on high than have no medical studies to back up the demands.

    Totalitarians gain and hold power on fear. Do not fear. Our make supplied us with a great immune system. We only have to feed it correctly to enjoy it.

    Last hear when so many kids were required to wear a mask all day in school the RSV skyrocketed because of that mandate. Hollywierd starlets are praised for displaying a free nipple. I say we would be better off to free the respiratory system instead.

    • Notice: All those hundreds of times Dr. Falsly said, “Wear a mask” he never said, “Wear an N-95 mask.” Those millions of people with paper masks and fancy cloth masks with logos were accomplishing nothing.
      It makes one wonder if it was just a control thing or if they wanted it to spread(or both).

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