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‘Tridemic’ strains healthcare system ahead of the holidays

November 22, 2022


A so-called “tridemic” is threatening healthcare systems across the country. It’s essentially a triple threat from the spread of flu, RSV and COVID. More than three-quarters of pediatric hospital beds nationwide are occupied, seniors are hospitalized at a higher rate for respiratory illness and flu hospitalizations are at a decade-level high. Dr. Megan Ranney joined Judy Woodruff to discuss. For a transcript of this story, click here.

You may also choose another story from the newscast by clicking on the image below. Then answer the following questions.


Five Facts

  • Who are the individuals or groups of people mentioned in the story?
  • What is the main idea of the piece?
  • Where and When does the story take place?
  • Why did the event(s) discussed occur?
  • How do you think the NewsHour’s producers decided to produce a story about this topic?

Focus Questions

See, Think, Wonder: What did you notice? What did the story make you think? What story would you want to find out more about? Where would you go to learn more?

Media literacy: What additional questions do you have about the way the story was produced (made)?

For More

What students can do: What is RSV, and how can you protect yourself against infection? Watch the following story to learn more.

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