“This is — probably — not the new normal. The US is suffering a shock after the past two years. The population is more vulnerable to various respiratory illnesses now, but it won’t stay that vulnerable forever. People will get sick and develop immunity, and that will put constraints back on these viruses.” That’s the longterm outlook for the patient. The short term outlook is nothing to sneeze at. Vox: Why everybody you know is sick right now.

+ Some US hospitals report beds are full among increase in respiratory infections in children.