A new study published in the medical journal Anaesthesia found that the survival rates for COVID-19 patients admitted to the ICU have significantly improved since the beginning of the pandemic.
Treatments for the disease caused by the novel virus were largely experimental and supportive at the beginning of the outbreak, but according to researchers, the decrease in mortality rate is due in part to better hospital care.
The study analyzed the results of 24 other studies that involved more than 10,000 patients across Asia, Europe, and North America.
The Blaze reported on Thursday:
The research, led by Professor Tim Cook of England’s Royal United Hospitals Bath, revealed that the overall mortality rate of coronavirus ICU patients fell from approximately 60 percent since the end of March to 42 percent by the end of May.
This is huge news, and of course the mainstream media won’t report it because it would reduce the fear of the virus in the general public.
Cook explained that “rapid learning that has taken place on a global scale due to the prompt publication of clinical reports early in the pandemic” has improved care and outcomes for COVID-19 patients over time.
He also cited that efforts to relieve pressure on ICUs and providers could be another factor in improving care of COVID-19 patients.
“Optimistically, as the pandemic progresses, we may be coping better with COVID-19,” Cook and the study’s other authors concluded.
“The important message, however, is that as the pandemic has progressed and all these factors combine, survival of patients admitted to ICU with COVID-19 has significantly improved,” the study added.