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Friday, February 4, 2022

Unvaxxed Patient Tanka

Three Hundred and Tenth Entry, Coronavirus Poetry Diary

this unvaxxed patient
grasps my hand, mumbling
about death ...
exhausted, I only think
of the patients next door

FYI: CTV News, Jan. 13: Inside an ICU where 70 per cent of COVID-19 patients are unvaccinated

In Canada the unvaccinated make up less than 13 per cent of the population.

At Toronto General, which cares for the sickest COVID-19 patients, 70 per cent in the intensive care unit are not vaccinated.

“In our units we're seeing about two thirds of our patients are relatively young, unvaccinated and are showing up with severe disease,” Ferguson said.

It’s frustrating for health teams.

“This is happening, it's real and we're continuing to see it, and I’ve got to say, it is very discouraging to continue to see this,” Granton said.

Added: Three Hundred and Eleventh Entry

social distancing       across this endless blue a pair of hang-gliders