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Countries make different decisions in the event of a Covid emergency

Triage: Why vaccinated people do not have an advantage anywhere – and in which country the elderly are deliberately disadvantaged

Nobody wants it – but the whole world has to be prepared for the fact that it could soon become a reality in the crowded hospitals: triage. Not all of our neighboring countries make decisions based on the same criteria.

A Covid patient in the intensive care unit of the Zurich City Hospital Triemli. The hospital has been using the Manchester Triage System since 2011.

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Classify patients according to the severity of their suffering and then decide who will be rescued and who will not: That was what the Prussian armies did in the 18th century. In the two world wars, the so-called “triage” was part of everyday life in the field hospitals at the front.

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