Who gets lifesaving care — and who doesn’t — when there’s a crush of coronavirus patients? Maryland is coming up with a plan.

After the 2009 H1N1 flu pandemic, a group led by Johns Hopkins University convened meetings of residents in 15 hotel ballrooms across Maryland to answer a terrible question: If there were another pandemic and hospitals were overwhelmed, who would get saved? The responses now serve as the backbone of discussions that could determine how the most crucial weapon in the arsenal against the coronavirus — ventilators — are allocated if demand exceeds supply. (Balt Sun)

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