NBC Suggests RSV Infection May Be Avoidable by Doing THIS
(RightWing.org) – Doctors are warning that cases of Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a seasonal infection that peaks every winter, are rising fast and have already equaled the 2021 peak. Last Monday, an NBC News medical “expert” offered advice on avoiding the potentially dangerous disease. The problem is, some of his advice was useless at best.
NBC News suggests kids 'avoid physical interaction' with the 'unvaccinated' this holiday season https://t.co/buJe1md095
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RSV is not a new or exotic disease. In fact, it’s one of the viruses that can cause the common cold, and every year millions of Americans will catch it and suffer nothing worse than a cough and sniffles. However, it can be much more severe for very young children or the elderly. In the worst cases, it can cause deadly pneumonia.
On November 14, NBC medical advisor Dr. John Torres decided to give some advice on protecting children from the risk of RSV. Some of that advice was useful — washing hands, for example, or staying home if you feel ill. Some, though, were useless.
Torres suggested flu and COVID vaccines, saying that by getting those, “you can still get and give some protection.” The problem is this claim is just wrong; RSV is different from both influenza and coronaviruses, and those vaccines will not protect against it.
Avoiding people who aren’t vaccinated against COVID or flu, which NBC recommended on an info screen, won’t help either. The unvaccinated are no more likely to have RSV than the vaccinated are.
If you want to get the flu or COVID vaccines to protect you against those diseases, go right ahead — but don’t get them to protect your child against RSV, because no matter what NBC says, they won’t.
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