What is happening in the United States with coronavirus?
The situation with the spread of a new coronavirus in the United States is out of control. There are several reasons why the country has the most CoVID-19 infections, but most journalists from leading publications, including The New York Times, Washington Post, the Atlantic and others, believe that the country’s leadership initially underestimated the danger of the coronavirus. In any case, the President of the United States of America, Donald trump, earlier reported that the country came out on top in the number of cases of coronavirus due to mass testing of citizens. It is possible that both trump and his critics are right. However, regardless of the reasons, the situation in the country – and mainly in new York-is difficult.
As in the rest of the world, doctors and nurses have the hardest time. Due to the large influx of patients, new York hospitals are full and people are lying right in the corridors. At the same time, the medical staff does not have enough personal protective equipment – as the Verge writes, the medical center in Minnesota does not rule out the imminent closure, as the hospital staff does not have enough protective masks. It is important to understand that this situation is observed in hospitals across the country. However, the lack of personal protective equipment for doctors and nurses is not the only problem.
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For example, 323 hospitals across the country reported a serious shortage of coronavirus tests and ventilators between March 23 and 27. Let me remind you that the artificial ventilation device helps to saturate the blood with oxygen, since the lungs themselves do not cope with this task. Connecting to a ventilator saves the lives of people in serious condition. The lack of ventilators in Italy has led to doctors having to make decisions about which patients will live and who will not. Read more about how ventilators work in our article.
How will Tesla produce ventilators?
In a new video posted on the company’s YouTube channel, Tesla engineers demonstrate two versions of the ventilator: a prototype model of the device with components spread out on a table, and a finished model that shows how the device can look when used in a hospital. In March, Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised to produce ventilators after new York city mayor bill De Blasio asked the company for help.
The Tesla Model 3 is a five-seat electric car that was introduced on March 31, 2016. The Model 3 is developed on a new platform that differs from the one used in other Tesla models
As soon as the General public became aware that the ventilators will be produced from spare parts of the Tesla Model 3, the company was criticized for trying to invent new devices, rather than using an existing design, but in the video, the engineers explain:
We want to use the details that we know really well. We know that they are reliable and that they are sufficient for production.
In General, to create ventilators, Tesla engineers will repurpose several car components. Theoretically, this should help speed up the development and production of devices.
In addition to developing his own fan design, musk said that He also buys devices approved by the Ministry of health and sends them to hospitals. Initially, the head of Tesla SpaceX faced a wave of criticism due to tweets that the panic about the CoVID-19 pandemic is nonsense. Obviously, the entrepreneur underestimated the danger of the new coronavirus in the first couple of days. However, despite criticism of the company’s engineers the Mask is hard at work on the development of the ventilator which will help save thousands of lives. Moreover, according to the published video, the work on the ventilator is progressing successfully.
Which companies help hospitals during a pandemic?
It is noteworthy that not only Tesla intends to supply hospitals with ventilators. According to the Guardian, British companies combine resources to develop their own designs of ventilators. For example, one of the most famous manufacturers is Dyson, which received an order for 10,000 fans from the British government.