Now, those quotes from the health department saying there were still free ICU units were from some days ago (when the video started making the rounds. We are probably close to or at the limit in Madrid (but we are flying patients to other regions and the total number of patients in ICU in Spain is still below capacity).
And I am sure triage is being super strict and there’s way less therapeutic obstinacy these days, which could also be perceived, specially by family members, as letting a patient die, so it’s important even to take family member’s testimony with a grain of salt (note: this is a translation from a professional term used in Spanish, I don’t know the term in English, but it refers to treating terminal patients that are no longer viable nor conscious to increase their lifespan some days or months without any real hope for recovery. Doctors consider it a form of cruelty that they sometimes admit due to family pressure).
But that’s very different from these fake news about letting patients die so others can live. As far as we know, so far only patients where doctors consider there’s no hope are let go. Which is hard and terrible, but part of medical practice in normal times (but much less prevalent since there are much less patients in that condition).
Again, do not believe anything that is not from official sources. We are better than that in this forum.
And this is not real data or science, so I’m off to the other thread. I only replied because I was quoted and asked for sources.