An American doctor, Dr Cameron Kyle-Sidell has revealed that ventilators are actually hurting coronavirus patients lungs based on the wrong usage by medical personnel across the world.
According to him, the danger lies in the amount of pressure used to open the lungs, and he believes ventilators should be programmed “differently” for patients with coronavirus.
Medics around the world have been using the breathing machines, which pump the lungs to send oxygen into the bodies, as a vital tool to keep critically ill patients alive.
Kyle-Sidell who was treating Covid-19 patients in New York, said high pressure is inadvertently causing harm and his beliefs have led him to step down from his position in an intensive care unit.
“I fear this misguided treatment will lead to a tremendous amount of harm in a very short time. Covid-19 is not a pneumonia and should not be treated as one.” he said in a YouTube video. He has said that Covid-19 lung disease “is not a pneumonia” but appears to be “some kind of viral-induced disease most resembling high altitude sickness”.