Per the CDC’s data effective Nov 30, 2020, 12 states have a higher than 50% death rate due to VAP pneumonia and secondary bacterial infection:


Alaska (55%)

Arizona (56%)

California (56%)

Colorado (50%)

District of Columbia (94%)

Florida (55%)

Mississippi (52%)

Nevada (76%)

Puerto Rico (64%)

Tennessee (50%)

Texas (52%)

Washington (51.4%)


Patients with severe Covid-19-associated ARDS requiring ECMO had a very high late-onset VAP rate. Inducible AmpC-cephalosporinase-producing Enterobacteriaceae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa frequently caused VAP, with multiple recurrences and difficulties eradicating the pathogen from the lung. AIC Journal – read article down below. Why do we have high rates with everything we know about VAP and what can we do to solve this? 

Read Article – Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in Patients with SARS-CoV-2-Associated Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Requiring ECMO: A Retrospective Cohort Study

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