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Sunday, November 20, 2022

Respiratory illnesses are raging this fall, slamming children particularly hard. Cases of influenza-like illnesses are off to a startlingly strong and early start this season. RSV -- respiratory syncytial (sin-SISH-uhl) virus -- continues to skyrocket.



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...With the surge in infections, children's hospitals around the country have reported being at capacity or overwhelmed, as Ars has reported before. But another effect of the crush of viruses is a squeeze on the workforce. As The Washington Post first reported Tuesday, the US broke its record last month for people missing work due to childcare problems"such as having children home sick and childcare facilities or schools shuttered due to staffing shortages and sickness....

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-11-16 07:50 PM | Reply

No one could have anticipated...

#2 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-11-16 09:03 PM | Reply

What are the ages impacting this analysis? That article is specifically non-specific.

#3 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2022-11-18 02:18 PM | Reply

Never had kids, have you?

#4 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-11-20 11:38 AM | Reply

The parents may be home right now with the children but they will return to work soon enough. When they do, it is likely they will spread such infections among co-workers. This always lags what goes around in schools. With holiday shopping season going on right now, it means there will be far less workers out there at a time when they are needed most.

#5 | Posted by BBQ at 2022-11-20 12:29 PM | Reply

BTDT already got it from some leaky little primate.

#6 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2022-11-20 12:42 PM | Reply

I wonder if masks would help?
Actually, we've known that answer since doctors in the black plague times wore those bird masks.

#7 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2022-11-20 12:46 PM | Reply

Snowflakes can't breath through cotton.

#8 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-11-20 02:41 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

A friend of mine's four year old just spent a week in the ICU with RSV. When someone on her time suggested that this could be controlled with universal mask wearing, she went off about "muzzling children". Ya can't fix stupid.

#9 | Posted by Nixon at 2022-11-20 08:03 PM | Reply

And unfortunately Covid is not done with us either.

Our local high school football team just lost its last game of the season (a championship game) because too many players were out sick with Covid.

Same thing happened to a local girls soccer team. Six players apparently got Covid and couldn't play.

And several of our elders have died from Covid in the last few days in the hospital.

#10 | Posted by donnerboy at 2022-11-20 10:00 PM | Reply

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