Dr. Celine Gounder, KFF Health News: “Most people do not believe the lies or the truth.”

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Dr. Celine Gounder walks us through what to expect as the fall respiratory virus season unfolds—the ‘tripledemic’ of Covid, flu, and RSV (respiratory syncytial virus). Promising new vaccines are becoming available amid confusion, disinformation, and burnout of the health workforce. Competent communications remain essential, though “most people do not believe the lies or the truth.” The elderly and the immunocompromised stand to gain the most from these vaccine opportunities. In the post-Covid moment, ‘hyperlocal’ leaders and the business sector matter enormously in shaping the response.