Doctors warn of possible ‘twindemic’ as COVID, flu season collide once again

NEW YORK (PIX11) — Infectious disease experts are warning of a possible “twindemic” of COVID-19 and flu cases this fall and winter. Dr. Waleed Javaid, the Director of Infection Prevention and Contr…

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Doctors warn of possible ‘twindemic’ as COVID, flu season
collide once again

NEW YORK (PIX11) — Infectious disease experts are warning of a possible “twindemic” of COVID-19 and flu cases this fall and winter.

Dr. Waleed Javaid, the Director of Infection Prevention and Control at Mt. Sinai Downtown, told PIX11 News on Tuesday they’re already seeing the beginnings of a winter COVID-19 surge.

“We see the numbers are slowly trickling upwards,” he said.

Dr. Javaid said now is the best time to protect yourself with vaccines. He said vaccines generally take 14 days to provide maximum protection, so getting a shot now will ensure coverage over the Thanksgiving holiday.

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