A ventilator tube attached to a dummy at the Vivantes Humboldt Hospital in Berlin, Germany. Photo: EPA A ventilator tube attached to a dummy at the Vivantes Humboldt Hospital in Berlin, Germany. Photo: EPA
A ventilator tube attached to a dummy at the Vivantes Humboldt Hospital in Berlin, Germany. Photo: EPA

Coronavirus: are ventilators doing more harm than good to Covid-19 patients?

  • Some hospitals have reported unusually high death rates for patients on ventilators
  • Experts say ventilators can be damaging to a patient over time, as high-pressure oxygen is forced into a patient’s lungs

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A ventilator tube attached to a dummy at the Vivantes Humboldt Hospital in Berlin, Germany. Photo: EPA A ventilator tube attached to a dummy at the Vivantes Humboldt Hospital in Berlin, Germany. Photo: EPA
A ventilator tube attached to a dummy at the Vivantes Humboldt Hospital in Berlin, Germany. Photo: EPA
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