The companies are part of the Ventilator Challenge UK consortium, speaking in the Sunday Telegraph today, it’s leader Dick Elsy, said: ‘This project is a testament to the fantastic people who, in a little over a fortnight, have come together to provide a solution to the challenge we are facing.’
The official UK coronavirus death toll has risen by 209 in 24 hours from 1,019 to 1,228; Boris Johnson is said to be ‘very firmly in charge’ of the government’s response despite being isolated in No11 Downing Street; Tony Blair has warned that more than 180million tests might need to be carried out in Britain […]
Raiders quarterback Marcus Mariota has joined that effort in his hometown of Honolulu, Hawaii. Mariota’s foundation has joined an effort to provide 1,000 meals a day to public school students. The program is currently set to run through April 30 and would extend through the end of the school year on May 29 if the […]
“Without these measures, we would be seeing far worse numbers and our health service would be in a far more dramatic state. We would have been in an unsustainable situation,” said Angelo Borelli, the Civil Protection head who reads out the numbers daily to the media and an anxious Italy.
N95 respirators are disposable, snug-fitting face masks that can keep virus-laden droplets away from a wearer’s mouth and nose. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes that the masks’ effectiveness is “highly dependent upon proper fit and use.”
“Unless you have that testing capability that you can apply at scale, and by the way when I say mass testing I mean I actually think you will need to get to the point where you’ve got the capability, and I assume we’re preparing for this now, of testing literally a very large proportion of […]
An injured Koala is seen at a forest near Cape Borda on Kangaroo Island, southwest of Adelaide, Tuesday, January 7, 2020. A convoy of Army vehicles, transporting up to 100 Army Reservists and self-sustainment supplies, have arrived on Kangaroo Island as part of Operation Bushfire Assist at the request of the South Australian Government. (AAP […]
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain has placed an order for 10,000 ventilators to be made by a consortium of companies including Ford (F.N), Airbus (AIR.PA) and Rolls-Royce (RR.L) as part of efforts to fight the coronavirus, an industry source told Reuters.
“McLaren Automotive is facilitating duplicating and expanding the production of existing devices to meet demand …(and) is designing bespoke trolleys on which the ventilators are fixed for use in clinical settings.” (Reporting by Costas Pitas Editing by Louise Heavens and David Goodman)
The equipment is crucial for the care of people who suffer lung failure, which can be one of the complications suffered by patients with severe COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. But they do not necessarily save people.