Trump Officials Now Telling Hospitals To Split Ventilators

Because of widespread shortages, the Trump administration is telling hospitals to split ventilators.

Trump has refused to use the Defense Authorization Act to get manufacturers to build ventilators to meet demand.

“New federal guidelines on so-called ventilator splitting — an idea that’s been used extremely rarely in emergency situations — emphasizes it should “only be considered as an absolute last resort” for hospitals swamped by coronavirus patients. But it underscores concerns that hospitals could soon be faced with challenging ethical decisions about how to prioritize which patients receive life-saving equipment.” [READ MORE]