How will Overloaded Hospitals Determine who should be Treated first?
A nurse with asthma, a cancer mother, and a homeless man with no known relatives are wracked with fevers caused by coronavirus. They are unable to breathe and they could save their lives by a ventilator. But who does get one when it’s not enough to go around?
Health care workers are dreading the prospect of such dire scenarios as U.S. hospitals brace for a looming surge in patients who need breathing machines and other resources that could soon be in critically short supply.