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Covid death rates dropped as doctors rejected ventilators – The Telegraph

Death rates among seriously ill Covid-19 patients dropped sharply as doctors rejected the use of mechanical ventilators, analysis has found.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/09/03/covid-death-rates-dropped-doctors-rejected-ventilators/

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Frontline nurse in New York claims the city is killing coronavirus patients by putting them on ventilators – Daily Mail

A frontline nurse working in New York on coronavirus patients claims the city is killing sufferers by putting them on ventilators, advocating against them 

The nurse persuaded a friend, a nurse practitioner who is not working on coronavirus patients, to make the video to get the word out 

‘It’s a horror movie. Not because of the disease, but the way it is being handled,’ the frontline nurse said through the friend, who only was identified as Sara NP 

Sara said COVID-19 patients are placed on ventilators rather than less invasive CPAP or BiPAP machines due to fears about the virus spreading

She explained: ‘The ventilators have high pressure, which then causes barotrauma, it causes trauma to the lungs’ 

More than 12,000 people have died from the virus in NYC,  with another 4,300 dying in other parts of the Empire State

New York emergency room doctor Cameron Kyle-Sidell stepped down this month because he didn’t want to follow the hospital’s ventilator protocol

Republican Minnesota Senator Scott Jensen told Fox News’ Laura Ingraham that Medicare pays hospitals three times as much if patients are placed on ventilators

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8262351/Nurse-New-York-claims-city-killing-COVID-19-patients-putting-ventilators.html

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As virus advances, doctors rethink rush to ventilate – Reuters

The 48-year-old physician, father of two and aspiring triathlete worried that an invasive ventilator would be harmful. But soon after entering the clinic, Bergmann said, he struggled to breathe even with an oxygen mask, and felt so sick the ventilator seemed inevitable.

Even so, his doctors never put him on a machine that would breathe for him. A week later, he was well enough to go home.

Bergmann’s case illustrates a shift on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, as doctors rethink when and how to use mechanical ventilators to treat severe sufferers of the disease – and in some cases whether to use them at all. While initially doctors packed intensive care units with intubated patients, now many are exploring other options.

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-health-coronavirus-ventilators-specia/special-report-as-virus-advances-doctors-rethink-rush-to-ventilate-idUKKCN2251ST

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No scientific proof social distancing prevents spread of COVID-19 – Professor Joel Hay, USC

  • COVID-19 is very infectious but causes no symptoms in most people.
  • New York disaster is due to use of ventilators.
  • 80% of pregnant women were COVID-19 positive but not a single baby died due to COVID-19.
  • Do what we always do: isolate the frail and sick but don’t isolate the young and healthy.
  • Getting herd immunity is how we’ve solved the problem in the past.
  • Social distancing is destroying millions of lives and killing 100 people for every one it saves.

Visit Professor Joel Hay’s site at: https://joelhay.com/

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With ventilators running out, doctors say the machines are overused for Covid-19 – STAT

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Ventilators aren’t a panacea for a pandemic like coronavirus – Dr Matt Strauss, The Spectator

https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/Ventilators-aren-t-a-panacea-for-a-pandemic-like-coronavirus

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Invasive ventilation of COVID-19 patients is often counterproductive

COVID-19: Beatmung – und dann?

https://www.doccheck.com/de/detail/articles/26271-covid-19-beatmung-und-dann

Leading lung specialists say invasive ventilation of Covid19 patients causes additional damage to the lungs.

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Do COVID-19 Vent Protocols Need a Second Look?

https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/928156

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Why Some Doctors Are Now Moving Away From Ventilator Treatments for Coronavirus Patients – TIME

https://time.com/5818547/ventilators-coronavirus/