Posted BY: Jim Hoft

On Monday, NBC News aired a report about the human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), offering “tips for protecting your kids.” One of the suggestions was that kids “avoid physical interaction with unvaccinated individuals.”

According to CDC,  RSV is a common respiratory virus that usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms. Most people recover in a week or two, but RSV can be serious, especially for infants and older adults. RSV is the most common cause of bronchiolitis (inflammation of the small airways in the lung) and pneumonia (infection of the lungs) in children younger than 1 year of age in the United States.

Surveillance by the CDC has revealed rising rates of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) detections and RSV-related ED visits and hospitalizations throughout a number of locations in the U.s., with some regions reaching or surpassing seasonal peak levels.

NBC News Morgan Radford and Vicky Nguyen reported the early surge of RSV in many children’s hospitals with senior medical correspondent John Torres.

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“75% of all pediatric beds across the country are already at full capacity as of upticks in COVID and RSV, and in the flu,” Radford reported.

Children’s health tips were displayed on the screen during the program.

“Tips for protecting your kids,” as outlined by NBC.

  • Covid, flu vaccines
  • Wash hands
  • Stay home if feeling unwell
  • Avoid physical interaction with unvaccinated individuals

Watch the video below: