There are two authoritative conflicting opinions on treatment of COVID-19 shortness of breath that came from physicians in the front-lines last week. David Price, MD said there's no need to go to a hospital unless you are short of breath, in a very widely circulated Zoom talk with friends and family. Richard Levitan, MD in a NY Times editorial, said that shortness of breath can come days after pneumonia starts and serious damage has already begun, and everyone complaining of COVID-19 symptoms should be tested for oxygen saturation immediately and hospitalized if it's low. Has there been any follow-on? I'd expect one or the other or both to say something and a lot of other opinions would be offered. David Price is a pulmonolgist and that, all by itself, says a lot. Richard Levitan tells what he's actually seen, and is quite convincing. He also points out that pulse oximeters are widely available and inexpensive.
Links: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/20/opinion/coronavirus-testing-pneumonia.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcKTzefEJFM