Some doctors moving away from ventilators for virus patients

Health officials around the world are pushing to get more ventilators to treat coronavirus patients, but some doctors actually are moving away from using the machines. Generally speaking, 40% to 50% of patients with severe respiratory distress die while on ventilators, experts say. But 80% or more of coronavirus patients placed on the machines in New York City have died, state and city officials say.

Publisher: ABC News | Author: Mike Stobbe

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2020-04-09 (Modified: 2021-05-12)

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