Under Pressure, One Italian Doctor Triages by Ultrasound

Patients have been arriving at the emergency department of the University Hospital San Luigi Gonzaga, in Turin, Italy, one after another after another. At first, physicians thought advanced age was a good predictor of which cases might go downhill fast. They were wrong. “We intubated a woman who was 38 years old,” says Giovanni Volpicelli, MD. “We see otherwise healthy patients with acute symptoms of pneumonia due to the virus.” And the more patients they see, he says, “the more we see that anyone over 30 is affected.”

Under Pressure, One Italian Doctor Triages by Ultrasound
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