December 11, 2023
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In the thick of it
We are now nearing the peak of the Respiratory illnesses surge in various hotspots from coast to coast – COVID in NYC area and RSV across the South while Flu contiues to increase across the country.
The Exposure Risk map below shows that almost the entire population is facing increasing levels of exposure risk to one or more of these airborne illnesses. If you haven't got your shots yet, there's still time since the elevated levels are not headed down till end of January. And it is always smart to use a good fitting mask to mimize your exposure.
State level prevalence now clearly shows the Winter wave established in the top population hubs – Northeast corridor, Florida, California and Midwest.
The fourth week sees the Winter COVID wave take the Northeast, Midwest, Florida and California to high prevalence.
〜 This past week saw the Pacific Northwest and the central plains register a minor decline in prevalence.
🔺 Meanwhile, states along the Northeast saw an acceleration in prevalence.
🦠 JN.1defines the current variant driving prevalence in all states, especially in the largest metro regions. As millions are infected with this new variant over the past month, several new sub variants of JN.1 including JN.1.1, JN.1.2 and XDD are gaining prevalence.
JN.1.1, JN.1.2 & XDD are following the trail of JN.1
CDC first reported on the prevalence of JN.1 this week and it matched hubbub's own projections for the variant which have been driving the hotspots in the prevalence map below.
COVID vaccine adoption is tapering off around 17% for the adult population with seniors exceeding 35%.
It is still worth it to get the vaccine. If you have not got it yet, there is still time, as we have another 2 months of high exposure risk everywhere.
Flu prevalence is on track to being a normal flu season with incidence in the 1-2% range.
Flu prevalence continues to increase across almost all states
💉 If you have not received the flu shot already, now would be the time.
RSV prevalence is still very high in metro areas but starting to peak in almost all states.
RSV prevalence has peaked across the South
bub+ on the roll
bub+ subscription is now live bringing a suite of advanced features to the bub Personal Health Safety Assistant:
30-day Forecast for health risks starting with the respiratory illnesses that matter this winter – COVID-19, Influenza and RSV
30-day Guidance for precautions in common scenarios for respiratory illnesses
Community Risk for early warning on illnesses circulating in your community
Risk Alerts via daily email for important health concerns
More features including an AI bot – coming soon
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🔥 We are in the thick of the Winter COVID-19 for the next 4 weeks.
💉 Get the COVID-19 and Flu vaccines if you have not yet.
😷 Mask up. 👬 Keep distance. 💨 Stay ventilated.
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