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Attacking simultaneously are three viruses. You do not, however, have to give up.

Influenza-like illness is soaring, but there are ways to fight back. The majority of viruses being tested are genetic matches to those in flu vaccine this year. An experimental flu vaccine appears to fight the entire family of influenza viruses. This could transform the way we combat influenza, both seasonal and pandemic. Covid hospitalizations among those 70 and older have jumped 28 percent, a sign of a potential new wave.

Uptake of the bivalent booster is only 32.6 percent of the eligible population over 65 years old. Millions of Americans relying on earlier vaccinations that are waning in effectiveness.