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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 ...

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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 ...

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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. ...

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