UK Covid patients are dying needlessly due to unfounded fears about ventilators

Some critically ill people are refusing intubation, wrongly associating it with higher risk of death, say doctors

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Critically ill Covid patients are dying unnecessarily because they are refusing to go on ventilators due to unfounded fears that the machines increase the risk of death, senior doctors have warned.

The Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FICM), the body that represents the 3,500 doctors working in intensive care across the NHS, has seen an increase in patients wrongly believing that the devices will kill them.

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