Med’s Rong Xu explains anticipated viral tripledemic

Winter’s feared ‘tripledemic’ fizzled; new vaccines, at-home tests for flu, COVID-19, RSV on the horizon
cleveland.comRong Xu, professor of biomedical informatics at the School of Medicine, explained how the anticipated “viral tripledemic” of RSV, influenza and COVID-19 never materialized—and how “rebound COVID-19” wasn’t unique to the use of the medication Paxlovid, according to her study. “We saw anecdotal reports of COVID rebound associated with Paxlovid from social media, news (President Joe Biden and first lady) and friends,” she said. “We conducted a formal statistical analysis to examine if COVID-19 rebound was specific to Paxlovid.”