Dr Mercola; More Evidence Ventilators Deadly for COVID Patients

  • Research is revealing that COVID-19 patients placed on ventilators often don’t survive, leading experts to suggest the machines are being overused and patients may do better with less invasive treatments
  • In some cases, COVID-19 patients have oxygen levels that are so low they’re considered “incompatible with life,” yet the patients have no shortness of breath or labored breathing
  • Despite their low oxygen levels, many COVID-19 patients recover using high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) oxygen therapy or breathing support in the form of continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, masks
  • Doctors at the University of Chicago Medicine reported “truly remarkable” results using high-flow nasal cannulas in lieu of ventilators; all COVID-19 patients “fared extremely well,” and only one required intubation 10 days later
  • In a case series of five patients, “dramatic improvement” was seen using hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), which may have prevented the need for mechanical ventilation

Further, in a JAMA study that included 5,700 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in the New York City area between March 1, 2020, and April 4, 2020, mortality rates for those who received mechanical ventilation ranged from 76.4% to 97.2%, depending on age.7

Dr Mercola https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2020/07/14/ventilators-deadly-for-covid-patients.aspx?