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Critical Care Resources in North Texas Are in Short Supply



TX – As the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations continues to rise in North Texas and officials in Dallas County confirm the first case of a new variant of the virus, health care professionals are raising concerns they could soon be forced to prioritize patients by which ones are most likely to survive.

The North Texas Mass Critical Care Taskforce on Monday received the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Civil Rights seal of approval for the revised and updated guidelines for how to treat patients if hospital resources become depleted.

“We are faced with a harsh reality of having to make untenable and unimaginable decisions in essence with limited capacity limited ICU space, who are we going to devote our focus on with the greatest probability of surviving,” said Dr. Mark Casanova, president of the Dallas County Medical Society.