October 15, 2023
Prevalence declined in all states again this past week with the highest decline in:
📍 New Jersey
📍 New York
However, the decline is slowing down all around.
Prevalence continues to be high in almost all metro area requiring adequate safety precautions both in the form of vaccines – where there are 3 options widely available now – and adequate air quality using masks and ventilation/purification.
While COVID has become a largely manageable threat for the general population, Long COVID has continued to be a conundrum and 2 recent publications from the National Center for Health Statistics of the CDC shed much needed light on the topic.
In 2022, 6.9% of adults ever had Long COVID and 3.4% had Long COVID at the time of interview (currently have Long COVID); women were more likely than men to ever have or currently have Long COVID.
In 2022, 1.3% of children ever had Long COVID, and 0.5% of children had Long COVID at the time of interview (currently have Long COVID). Girls (1.6%) were more likely than boys (0.9%) to ever have Long COVID.
💉 Flu season is starting. Get vaccinated now:
🏁 California – SF at 40 /area and LA at 21 /area
🏁 Louisiana – New Orleans at 18 /area
🏁 Alabama – Birmingham at 18 /area
🏁 Arizona – Phoenix at 12 /area
Prevalence is still low indicating a regular flu season compared to the one last year.
📈 States with very high and increasing prevalence:
♦️ Florida with Miami at up to 58 /area
♦️ Georgia with Atlanta at up to 35 /area
♦️ Texas with Houston at up to 34 /area
♦️ Louisiana with New Orleans at up to 12 /area
💉 Get the RSV shot – now available for babies, seniors and pregnant women.
Bringing the Community to Health Safety
Every day we spend much of our time in our homes with our family, but we also spend considerable time at work or at school and to a lesser extent with friends.
Together these four groups constitute the most significant portion of one's community and hence one's exposure risk. Ensuring one's health safety means ensuring the health safety of everyone in the community. Hence, Hubbub is introducing the ability to add all members of your community to provide a comprehensive and convenient Community Risk solution.
Add your family members and invite in your coworkers, classmates and friends, to My Bub!
The Summer-Fall COVID-19 surge continues to decline across the country though it is still very high in metros. However, the decline is slowing down.
Get the COVID-19 vaccine to prepare for the Winter surge which will be starting in November.
Get the Flu shot as Influenza season is now starting in some of the states.
RSV vaccines are now available for both babies and seniors.
Get My Bub forecast to plan your month ahead: https://bub.hubbubworld.com