In Italy, 500 COVID-19 patients used ventilators made with scuba masks and a 3D printed connector.
RT: 500 patients in northern Italian hospitals are receiving ventilators, produced by hacked scuba gear that was shipped by Decathlon. This is beyond awesome. Meddy Bear pic.twitter.com/DAVwN5ZZk9
— The Medic (@AmboParamedic) March 25, 2020
One technique he said had yielded dramatic results was to have coronavirus patients lie on their stomach instead of on their back while on a ventilator. Oxygen level in the blood jumped by hundreds of percents.
In Padua, Italy the autoimmune medicine Tocilizumab has proven effective and there are positive results from the antiviral drug Remdesivir.
Sunday Morning Status in the World, New York and Italy
At the end of Monday, the USA should have recorded 1 million coronavirus tests and the world will have recorded over 1 million official cases on Tuesday or Wednesday.
SOURCES- John Hopkins, COvid tracking project, Worldometers, NY Times, Israeli Times
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