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Why is Oxygen in Short Supply?

Life-and-death decisions being made for lack of the precious commodity

Robert Roy Britt
Medium Coronavirus Blog
3 min readJan 7, 2021

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You might not think of oxygen as a rare or expendable commodity, but for use in hospitals and ambulances, and by some 1.5 million Americans who rely on life-saving portable devices at home, the precious gas can be in precariously short supply when demand is high. Now, thanks to Covid-19…

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Robert Roy Britt
Medium Coronavirus Blog

Editor of Aha! and Wise & Well on Medium + the Writer's Guide at writersguide.substack.com. Author of Make Sleep Your Superpower: amazon.com/dp/B0BJBYFQCB