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I think it's understandable that there's anxiety, but in some respects I think we should embrace the anxiety, it's very easy to get fatigued and get sick and tired of doing the same old, same old [ precautions ], but that's when we let our guard down... We are going back to school with eyes wide open.
The interesting thing with rhinovirus is that normally it would cause just the common cold, it's normally a very mild virus. It's the most common cause of the common cold, so it is unusual that we're seeing children get sicker than we'd expect. And really what we see is that children are just getting that much sicker, you know, they may be requiring things like BiPap to breathe.
I think one thing is that we essentially sheltered a lot of these children during Covid, so there's a theory that Sarah Combs immune systems didn't have the normal low-lying, routine level of exposure to the normal routine viruses like rhinovirus, so Sarah Combs weren't able to mount those kind of micro-responses to viruses and keep themselves ticking over.