Every year winter brings with it cold and flu season. You’re lucky if you make it through to break up without getting at least a little sniffle. This winter, though, things have been especially bad with Covid spiking, the flu hitting harder than most years, and RSV causing concern for the very young and old.
To learn more about what many people are calling the “Tripledemic,” ATMI producer Madison Knutson spoke with Dr. Lisa Rabinowitz. She is a staff physician with the state health department who has been practicing medicine in Alaska for the past twenty years.
In their conversation, Dr. Rabinowitz talks about the differences between the three viruses, best practices on staying healthy, and the potential for future combinations of infectious diseases.
They spoke on January 4th, 2023.
Hosted by Jordan Kehl.
Music by Devin Shreckengost and Kendrick Whiteman.
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RESOURCES FOR YOUTH DURING COVID-19
- Careline: Alaska Suicide Prevention and someone to talk to line.
- Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: 988
- National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224 or text LOVEIS to 22522
- Call 2-1-1 or Help Me Grow Alaska 1-833-464-2527 for help connecting to resources and services or for help knowing where to start
COVID-19 tips from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention!
These resources provided in collaboration with the State of Alaska, Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Behavioral Health.