Doctors say there’s not enough ventilators to handle COVID surge

TESTING FOR CORONAVIRUS—Nurse Denise Higuera administers a COVID-19 swab March 27 at the drive-thru testing site at Ventura Health Care Services in Oxnard. The county lab is testing up to 100 samples a day in recent days as more people are receiving the test. RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers

For those few patients who experience respiratory failure as a result of COVID-19, having a ventilator can mean the difference between life and death.

But there’s a critical lack of the breathing aids ...

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