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Grounded Airliners Could Be Used for Oxygen Therapy

A growing number of physicians, scientists and engineers who use pressurized oxygen chambers to treat patients with severe wounds and infections as well as other conditions are urging the government to convert the nation’s grounded airliners into large-scale COVID treatment facilities.

Fauquier County, Virginia entrepreneur Ralph Crafts is one of the people urging the government to utilize the country’s aircraft for COVID treatment. He and his wife, Bobbie, use a hyperbaric chamber and have reported positive results on multiple non-COVID fronts.

The Crafts and Edward A. Betts, who runs American Nitrox Divers International (ANDI) in Freeport, N.Y. say they have all the equipment ready and staged for treating up to 25 people at a time — without the use of drugs, surgeries, sedatives, or respirators — once they have access to the right aircraft.

Disclaimer: by posting this article, we do not promote treating COVID-19 with hyperbaric therapy.  It is posted for informational purposes only. Anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or is suspected of having the virus, should follow current CDC guidelines.