May 5, 2021: Dodunski and Steiginga: ‘We are treating patients younger than ever’ – Ottawa Citizen
When COVID-19 started a year ago in March, we were scared. We were told that our acute medicine floor for geriatrics at the Queensway Carleton Hospital would now be accepting patients of all ages and would be turned into the designated COVID-19 unit. Now, we hardly remember what ACE (Acute Care of the Elderly) was before it was turned into a COVID unit.
We knew nothing about this horrible illness. We did not know if it was going to be a normal flu, or if it was going to be much worse. No matter: we do not think anyone could have expected that, a year later, we are still battling this nasty illness. In many ways, it is much worse this time around than it was at the beginning.
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