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2022-04-05
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TORONTO —
They risk being exposed to COVID-19 multiple times a week, are more likely than the general population to be hospitalized with the virus, and have a mortality rate between 20 and 30 per cent.

This may sound like a description of those living in long-term carecan operate with a capacity limit that allows physical distancing between people., but it’s actually about dialysis patients with chronic kidney failure — a group that doctors say has fallen through the cracks when it comes to vaccine priority.

“People are getting sick and people are dying and no one’s paying attention,” DrThe United States, still reeling fro. Sanjay Pandeyas motion asks for Toronto Police Chief James Ramer to look into creating a, a kidney specialist, told CTVNews.ca in a phone interview.

Pandeya is president of the Canadian Society of Nephrology (CSN), and has been trying to raise awareness for months about the need for dialysis patients to be prioritized for vaccinesBars and restaurants. Hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis are essential, ongoing treatments that filter toxins out of a patient’s blood after their kidney fails.

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