Do ventilators help or hurt people with severe Covid-19? From Jon Rappoport at nomorefakenews.com:
A recent study from the Journal of the American Medical Association Network delivers numbers that should make you stop and think—
JAMA Network, April 22, 2020, “Presenting Characteristics, Comorbidities, and Outcomes Among 5700 Patients Hospitalized With COVID-19 in the New York City Area”:
“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 19.8% and 26.6%, respectively.”
Well, of course, the people who were put on ventilators were the most ill patients to begin with, right? Perhaps. We don’t know that.
In any case, the numbers are shocking.
How to explain them?
I offer several clues.
CLUE ONE: A close and trusted researcher has told me the following: many older people live with chronically low oxygen levels. This may not be ideal, but they survive.
However, when such people arrive at hospitals, doctors can misinterpret the oxygen levels, believing these are dire emergency situations—and therefore, they put the patients on ventilators. With too much pressure, the result can be lung damage and death.