Not picking an argument..., just sharing one of the factors in play.
There is a thing called "Crisis Triage" or "Crisis Standards of Care" that kicks in for the medical industry, when the patient flow reaches a level that approaches "system" capacity, and like on the battlefield, medical professionals have to weigh "likelihood of survival" as a factor before treating a patient. It's based on a convergence of time, supplies available, and other factors such as available hospital beds. Ancillary to this, optional/elective treatments are put on hold, to increase potential capacity.
I'm sure this weighs heavy on the minds and conscience of good medical professionals when it happens. I don't envy that situation the medical professionals in it must go through in making those on-the-fly decisions at the ER.
There's an article on Wikipedia on how this was applied in Spain. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COVID-19_pandemic_in_Spain
And, there is discussions of this for the state of AZ, (and probably applies to other states where cases are spiking). https://kvoa.com/news/2020/07/01/arizona-under-crisis-standards-of-care-triage-protocols-in-place/ There's a link in that article to the AZ State's crisis triage plan - which likely all 50 states have one: https://www.azdhs.gov/documents/preparedness/emergency-preparedness/response-plans/azcsc-plan.pdf. As noted, this situation is sad. Imagine how many of our retired friends in AZ, in retirement communities like Sun City, and others in that area are feeling as they are going through this time.
...I'm just sharing data, information, and/or perspective... - reiterating, "I'm not picking an argument with anything anyone has said."
Perhaps this is a test of our system for "something yet to come." We haven't really tested our systems since the last great war. I dunno, just heard a lot about this kind of thing from my Uncle, who served as an Air Force Chaplain in WWII, Korea and Viet Nam - he saw a lot of this "Crisis Triage" giving last rites to many that didn't make the cut. Something to ponder around the complexities that exist today with converging industry, political, scientific, medical, and other influences in all this.