Who gets a ventilator if MN sees a COVID-19 surge?

As public health officials look ahead to a potential surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations in Minnesota, they are having to make tough decisions about where to send valuable resources – like ventilators, for example, if there are not enough. Those decisions could cost lives and reinforce the racial disparities in COVID-19 deaths seen across the nation.

For more, Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer spoke with Nneka Sederstrom, the director of clinical ethics at Children's Minnesota, who has been advising the health department on its guidelines for hospitals. 

Listen to the interview on the audio player above.

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