Who Needs a Ventilator

A new story in STAT suggests there may be other ways to treat some people with Covid-19

Does everyone need a ventilator?
An intriguing story published today by STAT News reports that some physicians are questioning whether ventilators may be overused in Covid-19 response. If there are other ways to treat people, it would help deal with the widespread shortage. Here’s a snippet:

What’s driving this reassessment is a baffling observation about Covid-19: Many patients have blood oxygen…



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