The truth about ventilators in coronavirus crisis

Posted on: 2020-04-09 19:28:55


3/22 = 14% of ventilated patients survived. from a study in Wuhan according to this link : https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanres/article/PIIS2213-2600(20)30079-5/fulltext

That is a scary statistic

Time period to be on a ventilator?A few hours or days, but experts say COVID-19 patients often remain on the ventilators for 10 days or more.

Ventilators are often a last resort for most and a 14% chance is better than 0.

Patients who have underlying health issues such as kidneys or other organs in addition to lungs stay intubated for longer periods of time.

The average amount of time within ICU to death with 7 days .

Which will come first a vaccine or a cure. We really need it,




Bacon, J,2020, A bridge between life and death: Most COVID-19 patients put on ventilators will not survive, Available at: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/04/08/coronavirus-cases-ventilators-covid-19/2950167001/

Xiaobo Yang, MD †
Yuan Yu, MD †
Jiqian Xu, MD †
Prof Huaqing Shu, MD †
Prof Jia'an Xia, MD †
Prof Hong Liu, MD †
et al.,2020 ,Clinical course and outcomes of critically ill patients with SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia in Wuhan, China: a single-centered, retrospective, observational study, Available at
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanres/article/PIIS2213-2600(20)30079-5/fulltext


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