COVID-19 care improves as doctors learn more

[Star Tribune, July 11, 2020] It's been four months since the first cases of COVID-19 were reported in Minnesota. Care for those patients has improved greatly since then as doctors learn how to care for them better. And more are surviving the virus.

Lessons learned since the early days of COVID-19 include earlier use of alternative and less-invasive forms of oxygen support such as nasal cannulas, said Dr. Alex Teeters, a critical care and pulmonary specialist at Allina Health’s United Hospital in St. Paul.

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