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  • COVID-19 patients will be ‘sent home to die’ if deemed too sick, Texas county says

    BY CHACOUR KOOP

    JULY 23, 2020 05:28 PM ,UPDATED 1 HOUR 13 MINUTES AGO

    ... Now Starr County is at a dangerous “tipping point,” reporting an alarming number of new cases each day, data show. Starr County Memorial Hospital — the county’s only hospital — is overflowing with COVID-19 patients.

    The county has been forced to form what is being compared to a so-called “death panel.” A county health board – which governs Starr Memorial – is set to authorize critical care guidelines Thursday that will help medical workers determine ways to allocate scarce medical resources on patients with the best chance to survive.

    A committee will deem which COVID-19 patients are likely to die and send them home with family, Jose Vasquez, the county health authority, said during a news conference Tuesday.

    https://www.star-telegram.com/news/c...244443257.html
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