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Above the Law founder David Lat is transferred out of ICU and taken off ventilator

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The founder of Above the Law, David Lat, has been transferred out of the intensive care unit and taken off a ventilator, he wrote in a Facebook post Saturday evening.

Lat, a lawyer who is now a legal recruiter, was admitted to NYU Langone Hospital in Manhattan on March 16 after going to the emergency room the previous day. He was placed on a ventilator late on March 20 or early on March 21. His condition is now stable but serious, he wrote in the Facebook post. The New York Law Journal has coverage.

“I’m doing worlds better than I was this time last time last week, when I was unconscious and intubated, having a machine breathe for me because I couldn’t do so myself,” Lat wrote.

Lat said he still needs oxygen 24 hours a day, he needs a nurse’s help for the simplest tasks, and he just progressed to solid foods.

“So I’m not out of the proverbial woods yet,” Lat wrote. “A number of patients released from the hospital after seemingly successful fights with #Covid19 aka #coronavirus have been readmitted (and some of these patients have even died).”

Lat thanked those who have remembered him in their prayers and thoughts. “I will also be eternally grateful to all the wonderful doctors, nurses, and other dedicated healthcare professionals who are on the front lines of our battle with #Covid19 aka #Coronavirus, here at NYU Langone Health and elsewhere,” he said.

See also: “Above the Law founder David Lat is being discharged after COVID-19 battle”

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