Nearly 90% of COVID patients who didn’t get critical care therapy they needed died despite being young and healthy, study says

ECMO is a recent medical breakthrough for immunocompromised and high risk COVID patients. Assessments were done to evaluate who was eligible to receive this treatment, and a second survey was completed to assess whether hospitals had the equipment to treat using ECMO. It was found that 90% of the 55 patients that were referred for ECMO, and did not receive it, died, despite being young with few health issues.

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