Lancet Medical Journal: 24% fatality rate if admitted to Hospital. 97% fatality rate if requiring mechanical ventilation

The latest #Covid_19 paper in @TheLancet finds
24% fatality rate if admitted to hospital,
a 97% fatality rate if requiring mechanical ventilation,
and a 100% fatality rate if requiring ECMO.
Median time from illness onset to hospital discharge is >15 days.

www.thelancet.com/action/showPdf?pii=S0140-6736(20)30566-3

This seems to confirm this interview with an Italian nurse who says that everyone that has needed ventilation has died. She says this while standing in front of a room full of men on ventilators.

Disclaimer: This is a guest post and it doesn’t represent the views of IWB.

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