There often is a fixable reason if you look hard. \n\nI think realizing there are two types of lung injury is important. Deaths seem to most commonly occur from lung injury and the direct effects of the virus.\n\nI think realizing there are two types of lung injury, is a big step forward. It is now differentiated as L and H types. The L seems commonest. It seems the usual plan of ventilation has probably been causing pneumatic injury. So this L type requires gently inflation pressure, avoiding high peak pressure and being very careful to minimize the inhalation\/expiration pressure gradient coupled with very judicious use of PEEP. With this regime the hypoxia does seem fairly oxygen responsive. It seems to be reducing vent time according to anecdotal reports.\n\nThe less common H type is more akin to ARDS and requires standard care.\n\nHopefully good care will limit supervening septic episodes.\n\nIn closing I have to say your ultra woke posturing is frankly irritating. Saying you can't use Obama's middle initial is saying that you believe a Muslim name is inferior to a Christian one. That is patent nonsense. \n\nI think I can speak for the others here that we are tired of you parading your wokeness and would prefer if you would stick to the discussion of the serious problem at hand.\n\nLastly I can assure you a ventilator is a very valid solution..