If that's what they're doing to make the oxygen stretch far enough, you can imagine what they're doing with the staffing rosters for these hospitals. ICU staff must be getting stretched way too far.I don't know any front line health care workers who think this is okay or normal. I also don't know anyone who has seen this kind of rationing for oxygen before, and I haven't seen it in my going on 13 years of fulltime duty.
The sooner a vaccine can be made available to the vaccine can be made available to the vulnerable population the better. Even if it does cause nausea and headaches for a few weeks, that's helluva lot better than winding up in a doubled-up ICU bed on low oxygen, staffed by people who haven't had a day off in months, and struggling to breathe.