Covid-19 Ventilators

Health
Mar 30, 2020 06:34 PM (UTC)
Engineers develop develop breathing aid that delivers oxygen without ventilator

The Continuous Positive Airway Pressure device has been developed together by engineers from Mercedes Formula One and the University College London as well as clinicians from the college. The approval for using it has already given by the respective authority the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency and the first devices have been delivered to the college and three other hospitals inside London. If the trials are successful Mercedes-AMG-HPP is prepared to produce up to 1,000 devices per day from next week on.

Politics • American • US
Mar 28, 2020 07:26 AM (UTC)
Trump invokes Defense Production Act, seeks to force General Motors to produce ventilators

After a series of delays and tweets earlier this Friday, Donald Trump issued an order that seeks to force General Motors to produce ventilators for coronavirus patients under the Defence Production Act. The Defense Production Act gives the president powers to direct domestic industrial production to provide essential materials and goods needed in a national security crisis. Previously Trump has been reluctant to use the act to force businesses to contribute to the coronavirus fight. "But our fight against the virus is too urgent to allow the give-and-take of the contracting process to continue to run its normal course", the President said. General Motors said it could build 10,000 ventilators per month starting in April.

Health
Mar 26, 2020 07:01 PM (UTC)
Dyson designed new ventilator and aims to produce 15,000 until end of April

The billionaire company founder James Dyson has announced that the company managed to design a new ventilator system in 10 days, after receiving an order from the government of the United Kingdom. The company aims to produce 10,000 of the new ventilators for the UK and is planning on donating an additional 5,000 ventilators towards the international fight against the coronavirus by the end of April.

Politics • European • United Kingdom
Mar 25, 2020 10:58 PM (UTC)
London's ExCeL conference centre to house 'Nightingale' field hospital

The ExCeL Conference Centre in London's East End is being transformed into a temporary hospital with the capacity for up to 4,000 beds as part of the UK's efforts to fight the Coronavirus outbreak. Named the 'Nightingale Hospital', the halls of the 100,000m² facility — which normally house large exhibitions and trade shows — will initially hold around 500 beds with oxygen and ventilators, with capacity for more spaces and equipment as they become available.

Transportation • Cars & Automobiles
Mar 24, 2020 11:32 AM (UTC)
Tesla donates ventilators to Los Angeles

The Governor of California Gavin Newsom has announced that 1,000 ventilators have "arrived in Los Angeles and Elon Musk is already working with the hospital association and others to get those ventilators out in real time". Musk himself said in a tweet that he helped acquire 1,255 ventilators from China and imported them via air-shipment to Los Angeles.