New York State has revealed stark new guidelines for first responders urging them to no longer attempt to revive those suffering from cardiac arrest when responding to calls.
The terrifying new guideline comes as the State’s health care system is being strained to the breaking point in many areas due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
As The New York Post reports:
New York state just issued a drastic new guideline urging emergency services workers not to bother trying to revive anyone without a pulse when they get to a scene, amid an overload of coronavirus patients.
While paramedics were previously told to spend up to 20 minutes trying to revive people found in cardiac arrest, the change is “necessary during the COVID-19 response to protect the health and safety of EMS providers by limiting their exposure, conserve resources, and ensure optimal use of equipment to save the greatest number of lives,’’ according to a state Health Department memo issued last week.
First responders were outraged over the move.
“They’re not giving people a second chance to live anymore,’’ Oren Barzilay, head of the city union whose members include uniformed EMTs and paramedics, fumed of state officials.
The new guidelines could be a death sentence for some New Yorkers who fall ill due to non-coronavirus related cardiac events, marking the beginning of a truly dark new status quo in New York State.