Battling COVID-19-related mortality: from a fight for ventilators to a cry for oxygen

Battling COVID-19-related mortality: from a fight for ventilators to a cry for oxygen

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COVID-19 has caused hundreds of thousands of intensive care unit (ICU) admissions worldwide, and this number continues to increase rapidly as of mid-May, 2021, particularly in countries that are lagging behind in vaccinating vulnerable individuals. Meanwhile, ICU clinicians and researchers have learned a lot about COVID-19, in part through the many epidemiological studies of this disease. However, most reports have, so far, originated in high-income countries.

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