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Without Ventilators, Doctors Face Hard Choices

Without Ventilators, Doctors Face Hard Choices

Facing shortages of critical equipment, medical workers must make life-or-death decisions about who receives care. WSJ's Joe Palazzolo reports from an emergency room that's running short on ventilators, and Chris Weaver explains the plans hospitals are putting in place to decide who gets them. Arthur Caplan, a bioethicist at NYU's School of Medicine, talks about how hospitals think about these difficult choices.

Duration: 21 min

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