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N.J. Starts Thinking Over How to Ration Scarce Ventilators

  • State’s medical society is helping form a bioethics panel
  • Governor asked for 2,500 units. No one knows if they will come
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New Jersey will ask medical experts on a bioethics panel to set guidelines for which Covid-19 patients will get ventilators, wrenching decisions that could determine who lives and who dies.

The state medical society and New Jersey’s former epidemiologist will consider the question, State Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli told reporters in Trenton on Thursday.