Respiratory virus season 2023-2024 will likely be a "transition year," according to family physician Chuck Vega, MD and ID specialist Bill Schaffner, MD. Here's why.
"You come for the facts, but you stay for the speculation," commented family physician Chuck Vega, MD, referring to a recent interview with Patient Care on the 2023-2024 respiratory virus season, now about 1 month away.
He joined infectious disease specialist Bill Schaffner, MD, to offer opinions, persepctives, and yes, speculation, about what primary care clinician's might expect this fall and into the winter of 2024.
Schaffner says this is going to be a "transition year," with virus circulation potentially approaching pre-pandemic timing and with the first-ever respiratory syncytial virus for adults ready to deliver and a new COVID-19 monovalent booster scheduled to arrive in September. More in the conversation below.