People with disabilities are overlooked for COVID-19 vaccine distribution and triage protocols. We need to make this group a priority and address issues that put them at risk.
An ‘open’ approach to hardware could make production bottlenecks a thing of the past.
How a veterinarian and a law professor joined a multidisciplinary team to help produce a made-in-Saskatchewan emergency-use ventilator during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Studies like this are important because they help gather data from an African perspective.
South Africa’s public health system has been allocated R21.5 billion more for the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic but there’s no strategy to guide how it should be used.
Ford is assembling ventilators, LVMH is making hand sanitizer, and Chanel is making masks. Here’s why these and dozens of other companies are doing it.
Physiotherapists can help patients during and after coronavirus infections.
Cytokines ensure our immune system responds effectively to pathogens in our bodies. But in some cases, cytokines can cause the immune system to over-react.
Without massive change, the US health care system will continue to be disorganized and inefficient.
Doctors face difficult choices about rationing medical care. A scholar who studies discrimination argues that those with chronic illnesses and disabilities will be hit the hardest.
Rural communities have become resentful of city residents swooping in for food, medical supplies and shelter in vacation homes. We need a better strategy for allocating resources in the pandemic.
In under 10 days, engineers from UCL and Mercedes F1 reverse-engineered a product, produced a new design, tested it, got regulatory approval and started production.
It’s clear that our post-pandemic future will be different. Current signs of good will amid entrepreneurial initiatives give us some cause for optimism.
It’s not as simple as churning out more products, though that’s a good starting point.
Mechanical ventilators are often used in life and death situations, treating patients with pneumonia, brain injury and stroke. One mechanical ventilator can cost up to A$82,000.