Respiratory Syncytial Virus STOCK
A spike in RSV for children leave hospitals overwhelmed
02:08 - Source: CNN
CNN  — 

With this year’s Thanksgiving the third since the onset of the pandemic, there are now many tools to help manage Covid-19 risk, including safe and widely available vaccines. But this coronavirus still presents a danger, especially to older people and those with chronic medical conditions. There are also other viruses circulating across the United States, including influenza and RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) that are causing some pediatric hospitals to be overwhelmed.

There are steps we can all take to reduce risk and allow for happy, in-person reunions over Thanksgiving and other upcoming holidays, says CNN Medical Analyst Dr. Leana Wen.