Sen. Josée Forest-Niesing discharged from Sudbury, Ont., hospital after COVID-19 treatment – CBC

Fully vaccinated senator has history of autoimmune condition and is now recovering at home, office says

Nov 16, 2021

Sen. Josée Forest-Niesing of Sudbury, Ont., has been discharged from hospital and is back home following treatment for COVID-19.

Forest-Niesing, 56, was admitted to Health Sciences North hospital in October due to complications from the virus. She was released Nov. 14.

Her staff reported she was fully vaccinated and added it was uncertain how she was exposed to the virus.

In a statement released Tuesday, her office said she has been struggling with an autoimmune condition affecting her lungs for over 15 years and was therefore more vulnerable to the virus.

“She envisions a somewhat different recovery period from other COVID-19 patients due to her medical history of lung problems,” the statement said

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