Drs. Hawkinson and Satterwhite discuss the tripledemic with Radio Active Magazine regular Spencer Graves. What are the most important things you need to know to protect yourself, your family, friends and others from the tripledemic of COVID, flu, and RSV that is currently taking the nation by storm, filling hospitals especially with children with Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)? How are these diseases transmitted? What percent of people communicating these diseases are like Typhoid Mary a hundred years ago, killing people while refusing to believe that they could possibly be transmitting an infection?
These and related issues are discussed by Hawkinson and Satterwhite. Dana J. Hawkinson, MD, is an infectious disease physician and the medical director for the Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) program for the University of Kansas Health System. Catherine Satterwhite, PhD, MSPH, MPH, is the Health Administrator for Region 7 of the US Department of Health and Human Services; Region 7 serves Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, and Kansas.