During Trump Visit, DeSantis Says Florida Has 'Thousands' Of Unused Ventilators

Apr 29, 2020

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday said Florida has thousands of unused ventilators, prompting President Donald Trump to suggest some of the state’s breathing machines could be sent to other countries that need them during the coronavirus pandemic.

As Ventilators Become Crucial In Saving Lives, Repair Roadblocks Remain

Apr 17, 2020
doctor looking at a ventilation machine
Jacob Sippel / U.S. Navy

For years, manufacturers of ventilators and other medical equipment have kept a tight grip on the ability of hospitals to service and repair those products, prompting lawsuits and under-the-table sharing of repair manuals and software passwords.

Hospital Group Backs Guidelines For Use Of Ventilators During Coronavirus Peak

Apr 14, 2020

As Florida approaches an expected peak in the number of coronavirus cases, people on the front lines are waiting and planning for one of the worst possible outcomes: a shortage of ventilators needed by patients battling COVID-19.