Maryland hospitals burdened by COVID-19, flu, RSV all at once

Health officials in Maryland are monitoring a surge in early flu and respiratory illnesses. Flu usually hits Maryland around December, health experts said, but this year, it hit before Halloween — and at the same time as COVID-19 and respiratory syncytial virus infection. State health officials said the illnesses are severe, hospital beds are scarce and there are not enough people getting their shots to make it stop.