When “triple demic” and “tri-demic” were not scary enough!

According to Dr. Peter Hotez of Baylor College of Medicine, there are seven respiratory viruses infecting people in large numbers this season.

Source: Why one expert says the so-called ‘tri-demic’ might actually be a ‘septa-demic’ | TPR

Every year, there are multiple viruses spreading through the population. This year was the first time we invented the scary “triple demic” terminology – because the purpose of public health is to keep you in a heightened state of fear and anxiety

RSV has peaked, nationally, over the past few weeks.

RSV National Trends – NREVSS | CDC

Influenza Trends

The flu came early, and like other seasons, peaked and began to drop off. An early onset of influenza tends to run like this, based on past years.

Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report | CDC

While an usual number of cases occurred early in the flu season, that did not mean – as many erroneously concluded – that it was the worst flu season ever. In fact …

Update January 3, 2023 – Influenza is continuing to drop:

Serious question: If masks stopped influenza in 2020-2021, why did they not stop Covid-19?

But actual real world data did not discourage the kids at Vox from proclaiming:

2022 is the worst flu season in two decades. See the rise in charts. – Vox