A Covid-19 patient is treated using the controversial life support system in a Chinese hospital. Photo: AFP A Covid-19 patient is treated using the controversial life support system in a Chinese hospital. Photo: AFP
A Covid-19 patient is treated using the controversial life support system in a Chinese hospital. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus pandemic

Chinese coronavirus patient recovers after more than 100 days on controversial life support machine

  • The patient from Guangzhou spent almost twice as long hooked up to an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation machine as other survivors
  • Some critics have questioned the ethics of using the treatment because of the cost and high death rates

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A Covid-19 patient is treated using the controversial life support system in a Chinese hospital. Photo: AFP A Covid-19 patient is treated using the controversial life support system in a Chinese hospital. Photo: AFP
A Covid-19 patient is treated using the controversial life support system in a Chinese hospital. Photo: AFP
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