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Missouri ventilators

Apr 17, 2020

Doctors call for more emergency ventilators amid coronavirus

In late March, amid growing uncertainty about the coronavirus spreading, doctors at Barnes-Jewish Hospital were concerned about the possibility of running out of ventilators, machines that force enriched air into the lungs so people can breathe. Grim stories were coming out of Italy and New York about decisions being made when faced with depleted equipment. […]

Apr 17, 2020

Kansas, Missouri manufacturers face hurdles amid coronavirus

When Mark Hess saw reports last month about a shortage of ventilators looming because of the COVID-19 pandemic, he went to a museum in Great Bend, Kansas, to check out its 1950s model of an iron lung, the mechanical respirator used to help polio victims breathe. With ventilators scarce, he saw it as a low-tech […]

Apr 6, 2020

Doctor: 139 virus patients on ventilators in St. Louis area

Nearly 500 people are hospitalized in the St. Louis region with the coronavirus, including 139 requiring ventilators, and the leader of a new pandemic task force is warning that the peak of illnesses isn’t expected until later this month. Dr. Alex Garza, head of the St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force, said Sunday that 468 […]

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