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Severity of RSV vs COVID-19 and influenza among hospitalized US adults

JAMA Network Open

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JAMA Network

About The Study: Among 7,998 adults hospitalized during the 16 months before the first respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccine recommendations, RSV disease was less common but similar in severity compared with COVID-19 or influenza disease among unvaccinated patients and more severe than COVID-19 or influenza disease among vaccinated patients for the most serious outcomes of invasive mechanical ventilation or death. 

Authors: Diya Surie, M.D., of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, is the corresponding author. 

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