It is mostly long-term patients who were infected in spring this year, during the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, who are now treated in intensive care units in German hospitals. There are only few new admissions, according to Gernot Marx, President of the German Interdisciplinary Association for Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine. Around 10 percent of the aforementioned long-term patients stayed in the clinics for more than two months. Every second patient who received ventilation deceased, Marx added. But people who spoke out against intensive care run about the same risk.