Dialysis patients are at high risk during COVID-19 outbreak

March 24, 2020

Washington Post (March 24)

Dialysis patients are at high risk during COVID-19 outbreak

Care for the nation’s 500,000 kidney dialysis patients, who routinely undergotreatment while packed together in group settings, is posing an especially difficult problem for physicians and experts planning for the anticipated surge of coronavirus cases. Patients with severe kidney disease, already vulnerable because of their life-threatening illness, are worried that receiving dialysis in large facilities with dozens of other people could expose them to infection.


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