Happy Hypoxemic

If all you do is read the newspapers, chances are your knowledge base about the Covid virus running your life is pretty low. On the other hand, if you journey outward, towards the internet netherlands, to where the scientists run the discussions, you find a fast paced, ever changing landscape which is pretty darn exciting.

This cartoon has no motivation other than to send your average reader to the internet to google “happy hypoxemic”, a term coined by doctors during the Covid crisis to distinguish a type of patient in oxygen crisis who doesn’t present in the normal fashion. It might seem stupid, but if you happen to be a happy hypoxemic, your life may end on a ventilator, so your doctor better be up on the latest literature, or you may be one among those who say good bye to your family via Skype and that as they say, will be that.