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Health-care workers face wrenching decisions on how to care for COVID-19 patients (Dr. Joseph Finkler, SPH)

Maureen Taylor, a physician assistant specializing in infectious diseases, says health-care workers are making difficult judgment calls about how best to care for patients who can no longer benefit from treatment. (Photo credit: CBC News)

Doctors grapple with which patients get ventilators and whether they’d want one themselves

Doctors and other health-care professionals on the front line of Canada’s battle with COVID-19 are facing some of the most challenging decisions caregivers have to make.

Maureen Taylor, a physician assistant specializing in infectious diseases, is caring for COVID-19 patients at Michael Garron Hospital in Toronto. 

Vancouver emergency physician Dr. Joseph Finkler, who is recovering from a mild bout of COVID-19, got a bad cough and suspected that he had some pneumonia in his lungs as well.

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