Tripledemic threat | Climate change impacts | Winter storm warnings
The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Wednesday, Nov. 2.
North State health officials warn of tripledemic threat
Last year, there was talk of a twindemic due to the co-circulation of flu and COVID-19. Now, health officials are worried about a tripledemic due to respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). The disease is particularly concerning in children. Cases have been higher than normal in California this fall, as well as around other places in the country.
— Sarah Bohannon, NSPR
California health agencies address spreading virus infections
Last week, health officials in San Diego County warned of rising cases of flu and the respiratory illness known as RSV, according to The Associated Press. And the AP reports that in neighboring Orange County, the county health officer declared a health emergency because of spreading virus infections.
— Andre Byik, NSPR
Report: Climate change impacts accelerating in California
California state scientists have released a new report showing how the impacts of climate change are speeding up. The study shows half of the 20 largest wildfires since 1950 burned in 2020 and 2021 and the last two decades have been the driest in the past millennium.
— CapRadio Staff
Winter storm warnings in effect in parts of North State
Forecasters are predicting widespread rain, mountain snow and low temperatures in much of California, according to The Associated Press. Winter storm warnings have also gone into effect in much of the Sierra Nevada, including in Chester and Greenville today.
— Andre Byik, NSPR
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- Interview: Chico State virologist explains what to expect this flu season — NSPR