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Sun Oct 25, 2020, 04:54 PM

Utah's hospitals prepare to ration care as a record number of coronavirus patients flood their ICUs

https://www.sltrib.com/news/2020/10/25/with-coronavirus-cases/

With new coronavirus cases shattering records on a daily basis, Utah’s hospitals are expected to begin rationing care in a week or two.

That’s the prediction of Greg Bell, president of the Utah Hospital Association, who said administrators of the state’s hospitals confronted Gov. Gary Herbert on Thursday with a grim list: Criteria they propose doctors should use if they are forced to decide which patients can stay in overcrowded intensive care units.

Under the criteria, which would require Herbert’s approval, patients who are getting worse despite receiving intensive care would be moved out first. In the event that two patients' conditions are equal, the young get priority over the old, since older patients are more likely to die.

‘We told him, ‘It looks like we’re going to have to request those be activated if this trend continues,’" Bell recounted, “'and we see no reason why it won’t.'"


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Sun Oct 25, 2020, 05:00 PM

1. The Trump effect (virus), just some little sniffles, most people just go on to work. n/t

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Sun Oct 25, 2020, 05:05 PM

2. K&R!

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Sun Oct 25, 2020, 05:10 PM

3. Young before old is bad enough...

...but wealthy before anyone else would be uglier yet.

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Sun Oct 25, 2020, 05:11 PM

4. It's going to magically disappear

So says the Obese Orangutan.

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Sun Oct 25, 2020, 05:16 PM

5. Trump's death panels

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