VENTILATORS killed COVID patients! Do not forget that! 80% of NYC's coronavirus patients who are put on ventilators ultimately die, and some doctors are/were trying to stop using them
by Paul Alexander
April 2020 Study Found That Most New York Covid Patients on Ventilators Died; Mortality rates for those who received mechanical ventilation in the 18-to-65 and older-than-65 age groups were 76.4%
Mortality rates for those who received mechanical ventilation in the 18-to-65 and older-than-65 age groups were 76.4% and 97.2%, respectively. Mortality rates for those in the 18-to-65 and older-than-65 age groups who did not receive mechanical ventilation were 1.98% and 26.6%, respectively.
Some doctors are/were trying to reduce their reliance on ventilators for coronavirus patients because of reports of abnormally high death rates for patients using the machines, The Associated Press reported on Wednesday.
New York City officials have said at least 80% of coronavirus patients who were on ventilators in the city died, the AP reported. Unusually high death rates have also been recorded elsewhere in the US and the world.
Ventilators are typically used only for the worst-affected patients, and there are no drugs approved to treat COVID-19, so this could help explain the higher death rate.
But doctors have also said ventilators can damage the lungs — and while the machines may be an effective way to treat other respiratory illnesses, some are looking for alternative treatments.