The hospitals are more full of kids with RSV than covid tho.
~3000 hospitalizations of kids for covid from the start thru mid Aug
RSV outbreaks surge unexpected (likely due to masks / distancing and then sudden relaxing of that), and possibly due to waning antibodies to it since no one was getting regularly exposed since we were all hiding out. Individual hospitals were having hundreds of kids for this, so it’s way more than the 3k covid number in total.
“Our ICU (intensive care unit) again became overwhelmed, this time not with Covid, but with another virus,” recalls Rabia Agha, the director of the division of paediatric infectious diseases at Maimonides Children’s Hospital. At the peak of the outbreak, in early April, the majority of children admitted into the ICU were being admitted for RSV.
We were full, every single bed was occupied, and that’s a challenge," Berger recalls of the height of the outbreak in July. His hospital had to transfer sick babies and children with RSV to other hospitals that still had space. Several other Swiss hospitalsexperienced the same.