Respiratory Therapists
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Started by metmike - March 25, 2020, 9:28 p.m.

I have a nephew, Phil Matthewson that is a respiratory therapist in Detroit.

Detroit has become another hot spot with new cases spiking higher right now.

Beaumont Health CEO describes coronavirus pandemic as 'our worst nightmare'

, Detroit Free Press            Published 6:20 p.m. ET March 25, 2020

Of anybody in the medical field right now, his profession is in the front line.............getting massively exposed and having more patients then they can handle. Many of the patients with lives at stake and guys like Phil being the difference between life and death.

The most severe cases(and very contagious) that go on ventilators,  all need constant care from a respiratory therapist.

They must not have enough respiratory therapists to handle the overload.

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By metmike - March 25, 2020, 9:31 p.m.
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By metmike - March 25, 2020, 9:32 p.m.
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By metmike - March 25, 2020, 9:32 p.m.
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