7 RSV Myths and Facts: Prepare for the New Wave of Misinformation

Respiratory syncytial virus, having been squelched for the last 2 respiratory virus seasons by COVID-19 infection mitigation measures, has not just returned early this year, it has returned with vengence, particularly in children. So while circulation of the annual virus rarely makes news, RSV is now among the top stories every morning, as US children's hospitals reach capacity.

Pediatricians, family pracitioners, general practioners will all be fielding more questions this year on this topic and facing a good meausre of misinformation, too. Following are 7 common myths and misconceptions about RSV that you are likely hearing already, assembled by the Institute for Patient Access (IFPA), followed by the facts to help educate your patients.