blog news and comment – noticias y comentarios del blog

Blog 3 de octubre 2021

Blog October 3 2021 #2

In Alaska’s Covid Crisis, Doctors Must Decide Who Lives and Who Dies*


Amid the nation’s worst Covid-19 outbreak, patients are trapped in remote communities and doctors are prioritizing treatment based on who is most likely to survive.

It was the middle of the night, and the hospital, Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, had been hit with a deluge of coronavirus patients. Doctors now had a choice to make: Several more patients at the hospital, most of them with Covid-19, were in line to take that last I.C.U. spot. But there was also someone from one of the state’s isolated rural communities who needed to be flown in for emergency surgery.

Who should get the final bed?

My 2 cents opinion:
Social isolation is difficult, and is no solution to escape infection. Isolation from society is also isolation from medical care.

Mi opinión: El aislamiento provee refugio temporero durante una pandemia. Aislamiento social tmbien te excluye de tratamiento medico.

*Read More https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/03/us/coronavirus-crisis-alaska.html?smid=url-share