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In Canada, several hospitals experience difficulties in providing drugs that can reduce the symptoms of CIVID-19 patients. The 5th wave currently affects this country of full whip and the number of hospitalizations is high compared to the capacity of available beds. Faced with the difficult dilemma of having to choose which preferred patients, hospital doctors in a suburb of Toronto now work with a lottery system.

With our correspondent in Quebec City, Pascale Guéricola

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rarely the expression "Lottery of life" has also appeared so appropriate. In Scarborough, in the suburbs of Toronto, COVID patients who are in intensive care receives a number. A random system then chooses which number can benefit from drugs that treat the symptoms of COVID.


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In this way, the caregiver does not have to decide whether to heal a pregnant woman of 28 non-vaccinated weeks or a vaccinated person, But devoid of immune system.

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Decaying priority patients

This strange lottery has been imagined by a scientific advice to help medical teams with decisions impossible. Faced with a chronic lack of anti-Covid drugs, specialized doctors in the treatment of infectious diseases and pharmacists have suggested this decision tool for separating patients as priorities.

hoping that the decline in the number of cases and a better supply of drugs soon release this sad lottery to oblivion.

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