UPDATED: Italian Doctors will be forced to Choose Who to Save or Not in Coronavirus Epidemic


“Please be kind to yourself and to others in these trying times. If you cannot care for yourself, find someone who can!” – Michele L. Pruitt

UPDATE: 06:49 PM PT

If you are still wondering what the fuss is about, read this, please:

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In an interview in the Italian daily Corriere della Sera on Monday, the anesthesiologist Christian Salaroli compared the situation in hospitals to wartime. 

“We decide based on age, and on health conditions. Just like all war situations,” he told the paper. “It’s not me that decides but the book manuals we studied.”

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A shortage of medical supplies and hospital beds in Italy is forcing doctors to have to choose which coronavirus patients to save.

Right now, the young and otherwise healthy are treated as priority, according to Politico.

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Italy is on lockdown as more than 9,000 cases of coronavirus infection have been confirmed.

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