Hey, little buddies! Today, we’re going to talk about something important – Virus Activity. You might have heard grown-ups talking about them lately. Don’t worry; we’ll make it easy to understand!
Virus Activity : The Virus News
So, there are these things called Virus Activity, and they can make people feel sick. Right now, in the United States, there are a lot of them hanging around. But don’t worry, we can do things to stay safe and healthy!
Virus Activity : Many Friends Feeling Sick
Oh no! Thousands of people have been going to the hospital because they feel sick from viruses. There’s one called Covid-19, another one called the flu, and something called respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). That’s a lot of names, right?
Virus Activity : Hospital Adventure Numbers
Imagine a big hospital adventure – during the week ending December 23, more than 29,000 friends went to the hospital because of Covid-19, about 15,000 because of the flu, and even more because of RSV. That’s a lot of people needing help!
What the Experts Say
Grown-ups who know a lot about viruses, like doctors and scientists, are telling everyone what to do. They say it’s super important to be safe and take care of ourselves.
To stay safe from viruses, we have superpowers like wearing masks and getting shots called vaccinations. It’s like putting on a superhero shield to keep the viruses away!
Secret Detective Tools – Wastewater Clues
Now, here’s something cool. The experts have secret tools to figure out where the viruses are. They check the water, and if they see lots of virus signs, they know there’s a problem. It’s like being a virus detective!
The Clues in Numbers
The experts look at numbers too! Emergency rooms, where people go when they feel really sick, have seen 12% more friends coming in recently. That’s like a clue that something is going on.
High and Medium Levels
Picture a map of the United States. In more than 230 places, the experts say the virus is super high, with lots of people going to the hospital. And in almost a thousand other places, it’s still medium – not too high, but we still need to be careful.
What “High” and “Medium” Means
When they say “high,” it means a lot of new friends are going to the hospital – at least 20 for every 100,000 people. “Medium” is a bit less, but we still need to be on the lookout – at least 10 friends for every 100,000 people.
Staying Healthy Together
So, what can we do? We can be superheroes too! Listen to your parents and teachers. If they say to wear a mask or get a shot, it’s because they want to keep you safe. Wash your hands, eat healthy food, and get plenty of sleep – that’s our superhero routine!
Con$clusion: Being Superheroes Against Viruses
Alright, little buddies, we learned a lot about viruses today. Remember, we’re all superheroes in this story, fighting against the viruses together. Stay safe, stay healthy, and remember to use your superhero powers every day!