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Empty chairs tell the story of pandemic's toll at Texas kidney dialysis centers

Early on, coronavirus transmission exploded at dialysis clinics, especially in the Rio Grande Valley. It has subsided some since, but many patients have no choice but to show up at clinics for the life-sustaining treatments.

Michelle Adams-Walton poses for a portrait at TownPlace Suites by Marriott in Austin on March 6, 2021.

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