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COVID, flu, RSV – how this triple threat of respiratory viruses could collide this winter

There is a triple threat of influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and COVID-19 all striking at once. Image: Unsplash/cdc

Adam Kleczkowski

Professor of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Strathclyde

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Figure showing the confirmed COVID-19 episodes and weekly PCR postivity
The trajectory of COVID cases in England over the past year. Image: Conversation

Figure showing the Influenza cases in England
Influenza infections in England over recent years, compared with the current season. Image: Conversation

Figure showing the weekly RSV hospital admission rates in England
Weekly hospital admissions for RSV in England over recent years, compared with the current season. Image: Conversation

Figure showing the Rhinovirus cases in England
Rhinovirus infections in England over recent years, compared with the current season. Image: Conversation
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