A New Hampshire emergency room doctor says simple technology could save lives in the fight against the coronavirus. Dr. Richard Levitan, who has three decades of experience, volunteered last month at Bellevue Hospital in New York City for 10 days and shared what he learned in a New York Times op-ed. Levitan told “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King that people could potentially detect coronavirus earlier by checking their oxygen levels at home with pulse oximeters. Read part of their conversation below. Dr. Richard Levitan: People were sick for days, and then they only came in with shortness of breath, like, the day they presented. … And they would arrive with oxygen levels that basically were incredible to us. I mean, almost unimaginable how people could be awake and alert and have oxygen levels that are half normal. … Normally we are 94% to 100% on these devices, these pulse oximeters that measure how much oxygen we have in our blood. And people were showing up with oxygen levels of 50%. Now, this matches the level of oxygen that we’ve measured on the summit of Mt. Everest. And it’s amazing to me that patients could be sick for days, getting sicker,… Read full this story
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