It is interesting that the Chinese medical community was using ECMO back in early January, and I know it has had some use in the US. I listened to the pleas for 70,000 more ventilators back in March from New York and wondered when the rest of the US would have similar experiences, but I have yet to see them. Here in Indiana, the State Covid-19 page actually shows that Covid patients are using only 3.2% of available ventilators, while non-Covid patients are currently using 13.8% of ventilators, and 83.2% are available for other patients to utilize. Covid-19 patients only occupy 9% of ICU beds, non-Covid patients occupy 40.6% and 50.4% are available at this time. Indiana has not done the best by far, but has not suffered as badly as many other states yet. Time will tell. I do know locally there is a strong effort to rotate the patients to a prone postion, and to avoid ventilator use if medically possilble.
On another note, a rather positive retrospective study of 2,541 Covid 19 patients on the value of hydroxychloroquine was recently published online in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases. Patients were treated with 400mg on the day of admission, and 200mg twice a day for 4 more days - Patients were screened for heart disease and heart disease patients were not allowed to participate.
In the published study, the death rate in treated patients was 13%, and in the untreated patients it was 26%. How was this not noted in earlier studies, I wonder. Other studies to verify this are apparently still underway.
And an article describing why this study may not be that great
The statistic I took away from your video was that almost 1/3 of expectant mothers presenting for delivery in Texas are either ill with Covid 19 or Sars-Cov 2 Positive. What a terrible burden for the NICUs and the families.