Israeli doctor in Italy: “We no longer help those over 60”

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Medical worker is seen at the intensive care unit (ICU) at a hospital during the novel coronavirus outbreak
(photo credit: REUTERS)

Italy has suffered more corona-virus related victims than any other country on the planet. Israeli doctor Gai Peleg, who is currently working to save lives in Parma, Italy, told FOX news that things are getting much worse as the number of patients just keeps growing.

He says that patients who are terminally ill that the focus is to allow patients to meet loved ones and communicate with them one last time, despite what regulations say. This could potentially be part of the problem.

Dr. Peleg said that in the hospital he is seeing and hearing instructions not to offer access to artificial respiratory machines to patients over 60, as such machines are limited in number. Israel is currently buying up thousands of such machines, and they are scheduled to be delivered mid May.

This is just further proof that the elderly and patients with serious pre-existing conditions are at a very large risk, and that social distancing is important to these patients, not only yourself.

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