Doctors want legal protection in COVID-19 life or death decisions: UK

More than one third of surveyed healthcare workers fear they'll be sued over decisions about which patients should receive life-saving resources during the pandemic

Doctors in the UK are calling for legal protection against “inappropriate prosecutions” should they have to make decisions about who to treat for COVID-19.

The demand comes as UK authorities warn the mounting second-wave crisis may not peak for some weeks, with hospitalisations and deaths expected to continue rising, and possibly overwhelm the NHS.