By the way, remember all that panic back in March 2020 about how there weren’t enough ventilators for COVID patients? And how we urgently needed more ventilators? Then it turned out that 90% of people put on ventilators died, mostly from bacterial lung infections. Ventilators are deadly for COVID patients.
But what I didn’t know is why ventilators were so aggressively used when they were of no use for COVID patients. Turns out the goal was to prevent medical personnel from being infected. Intubated people don’t cough, don’t aerosolize, and hence don’t infect. This was stated openly in an FDA guidance in March. The result was thousands of needless deaths in NYC. The investigation into these deaths was stopped in its tracks by a hastily thrown-together #MeTooish assault on Cuomo, the New York governor who led the way on ventilator use in COVID.
This is from Berenson’s book.