Thinking about pneumonia as the cause of death for COVID-19 victims, it seems natural to wonder - why not fight fluid with fluid?
Breathing in oxygen through liquid is possible. Although it seems more research is needed to determine its effectiveness as a treatment.
Examples of medical research on liquid ventilation:
Although it is most likely too late to deploy liquid ventilation to combat the present pandemic, is there evidence that indicates liquid ventilation could be a more effective treatment for pneumonia than traditional ventilation?
There is a lot of interesting information in the 2014 paper, but I don't have the backgroung to know how to interpret the findings and compare the effectiveness to traditional ventilation. That's why I ask.