Winter worries doctors – level 2

02-11-2022 15:00

Doctors worry about the coming winter and so-called “triple-demic”. They believe that cases of three big respiratory illnesses will increase again.

This year, the season of respiratory illnesses started earlier than usual. Doctors say that one of the reasons could be the pandemic. Children spent several years without contact with each other, and their immunity is not very strong.

Respiratory syncytial virus RSV affects mostly children under the age of five and adults over the age of 65. Its symptoms are very similar to flu or COVID-19.

The coronavirus is also spreading around the world. In the US, 260,000 new people get tested every week and over 2,500 deaths happen from it. On Thursday, the US president asked people to get the booster vaccine before the winter starts.

Difficult words: respiratory (breath), immunity (the ability of the body to fight a disease), booster vaccine (a medicine that protects you and makes the effect of a previous vaccine stronger).

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