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Ask the Doctor: Will We See A “Triple-demic” of COVID, Flu, and RSV? Plus, the Latest on the Zero-COVID Policy Protests in China

Our experts address concerns over the spread of illness, especially during the holiday season.

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Protests have erupted in China with many calling for an end to lockdowns following a surge of COVID cases despite the country's strict zero-COVID policy.

Due to the rare nature of public protests in China, we talk with an expert over what has led to these protests and determine what we can expect from them. Plus, he shares his thoughts on what the future of COVID is here in the U.S.

With the rising number of cases and hospitalizations from COVID-19, the flu, and RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) in the U.S., many have labelled this collision of illnesses the "Triple-demic."

Due to the amount of sickness experienced during the winter months, we talk with an infectious disease expert who explains the levels of illness we're experiencing now and shares with us how we can stay safe during the holiday season.

 

Guests:

Dr. William Haseltine

  • Chair & President, ACCESS Health International
    Former Medical School & School of Public Health Professor at Harvard
    Founder, Harvard University's Cancer & HIV / AIDS Research Departments
    Author, My Lifelong Fight Against Disease: From Polio and AIDS to COVID-19 and A Family Guide to Long COVID

Dr. Susan McLellan

  • Infectious Disease Doctor at U-T-M-B Health
    and Specialist in Emerging Infectious Diseases

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