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More attention to patient-centric kidney care policies needed amidst COVID-19 pandemic

July 7, 2020

Since COVID-19 reached the U.S., normal day-to-day life has come to an unprecedented, screeching halt. While work, school and commerce have slowed, what we have learned—and continue to learn—about COVID-19 is moving at what seems like light speed.

Several short months ago, few people were wearing masks in public because we assumed only those individuals showing symptoms were contagious. We found misplaced comfort in the hypothesis that children are less severely affected by the virus than adults. And we focused on the respiratory implications of the virus—with little expectation that COVID-19 might ravage the body in other ways.

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