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Of the covid-19 patients who become so ill that they required a ventilator, what percentage of those patients actually recovered?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Relatively small %: New York City officials have stated that at least 80% of people placed on ventilators due to COVID 19 have died (& there are similar stats in other cities). REF: https://www.businessinsider.com/coronavirus-ventilators-some-doctors-try-reduce-use-new-york-death-rate-2020-4. In a British study ICU study 66.3% of mechanical vent. patients & 19.4% of basic respiratory support patients died.

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