Three respiratory viruses are all spreading at the same time as flu hospitalizations increase, more children and adults are being infected with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the country.
This has greatly disrupted life for parents as schools and day care centers have been forced to close due to widespread outbreaks, and things are further complicated at home while caregivers juggle their own sick children while simultaneously attempting to protect themselves from infection. The Washington Post has reported people are taking a record number of days off from work because of recent child-care problems.
At The 19th, we understand that many of you, our readers, are parents. Cases are increasing as winter gets closer, and as folks gather for the holidays. So, we want to get your take on things: How has the current spread of the flu, RSV and COVID-19 affected you? Have you, your child or loved one gotten sick? Has it impacted your child’s school or child care? What concerns do you have?
Your stories and questions will help inform our coverage, and we may possibly feature your responses on our website or social media pages. Fill out the form below to share your experience.