• Ventilators in Short Supply

    2 monthes ago - By Analog Artist Digital World

    In severe cases of people infected by the Covid-19 virus the lungs fill with fluid and it becomes difficult to impossible to breath. Ventilators help patients breath by pumping oxygen directly into the lungs, while removing CO2. This machine makes the difference between life and death. In Italy, doctors had to make the gut wrenching decisions every day about who could go on a ventilator and live and who would die. The ventilator can keep someone alive long enough to fight off the virus.
    In 2018 it was estimated that there were about 160,000 ventilators in the United States. Up until now...
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