Canadian senator dies after hospitalization for COVID-19

A Canadian Senator with An auto-immune disease died of COVID-19 after admission in the hospital with the virus for more than a month.

sen. Josée Forest-Niesing, 56, was admitted in the hospital with COVID-19 in October, according to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). She was later released from the hospital on Nov 14.

from the senator office said Forest-Niesing was fully vaccinated against COVID-19 but noted she was alive with An auto-immune disease for 15 years, which weakened her lungs, according to the CBC. In a statement on tuesday, her office said that illness made her more vulnerable to COVID-19.

George Furey, the speaker of Canadian Senate, Forest-Niesing’s affirmed death in An pronunciation on On Saturday, she called her a “friend and colleague.”

“Senator Forest-Niesing contributed to her community as member and chairman of numerous plates of directors, and she will be remembered as a fiery and passionate defender of access until justice in both official languages,” Furey said.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin TrudeauCanadian senator dies after hospitalization for COVID-19Justin Pierre James TrudeauPhotos of the week: President Biden, Kenosha protests and pardons for Peanut Butter The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by ExxonMobil – Home to vote on Biden social Expense Bill After McCarthy Postpone Overnight Health Care — Presented by Emergent Biosolutions — Pfizer, US to Suspend COVID-19 Pill Deal MORE also recognized Bos-Niesing’s death, praising her as “a devotee” public servant and a champion for minority language communities.”

Throughout her life, Senator Forest-Niesing has passionately defended and promoted access until justice and public Services in both official languages ​​as well as in sign language, including for Indigenous Communities,” Trudeau added in An pronunciation.

Trudeau appoints Forest-Niesing to Senate in 2018.

While COVID-19 vaccines have proven effective in prevent serious illness, it is still possible for fully vaccinated individuals to test positive for the virus in often referred to as “breakthrough cases.”

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said that breakthrough cases are often “less serious” than infections in individuals who are not vaccinated, resulting in in a smaller one chance of be hospitalized.

Only over 75 percent of Canada’s total population has been vaccinated against COVID-19, according to a government database.

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