Director of MUHC vital care says the state of affairs is past surreal

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However this shedding of companies and transferring of critically in poor health sufferers can solely go on so lengthy. When that course of is exhausted, the protocol kicks in.

The prospect is chilling, says Goldberg.

“I see actual risks on this, not solely within the quick sense that we’re going to be requested to discontinue sufferers who would have in any other case been allowed to proceed, however the results on sufferers, their households, the healthcare staff concerned in making and witnessing these choices,” he stated.

“And I’m actually involved concerning the long-term impact of the belief between the neighborhood and healthcare suppliers in any case that is over. I’m very involved about whether or not we’ll ever regain that belief, despite the fact that individuals will know the federal government mandated it and it was needed … however I’m undecided if our sufferers will ever take a look at us the identical means anymore.”