What is the winter forecast for COVID-19? And should we expect a ‘tripledemic’ of COVID, flu and RSV?

The COVID-19 winter forecast is for relatively mild illness thanks to vaccination and natural immunity, health experts at Northeastern University say.

“We know that the majority of Americans have been vaccinated against COVID or had a natural infection or both. So even if you get a COVID infection, you should have a milder reaction,” says Mansoor Amiji, university distinguished professor of pharmaceutical sciences and chemical engineering.

“As we go toward the holiday season and we gather to celebrate different events and as the temperature starts to drop, it’s inevitable we’re going to see a spike in respiratory infections such as flu and COVID,” he says.

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