A Japanese cardiologist wants older patients to carry consent cards, an idea that has sparked debate. File photo: Reuters

Coronavirus: Japan debates one doctor’s call for younger patients to be treated before older ones

  • Cardiologist Fuminobu Ishikura wants older patients to carry ‘consent cards’ so doctors in the world’s oldest country won’t have to make difficult choices
  • Japan has fewer deaths than some European countries but also fewer ICU beds
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A Japanese cardiologist wants older patients to carry consent cards, an idea that has sparked debate. File photo: Reuters
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