The Anonymous Widower

Let’s Get Innovating!

I liked this paragraph from a story in The Times about getting enough ventilators.

Rural hospitals in Canada are using techniques normally reserved for mass shootings. By installing separate tubes, one ventilator can treat up to nine patients, as long as they have the same infection and equal lung capacity.

I never thought, I’d see a benefit from mass shootings.

But it does show the benefits of top class innovation!

March 19, 2020 - Posted by | Health | , ,


  1. Sounds great, as someone who might need a ventilator if I get the virus – the leukaemia enlarges lymph nodes and I have a lot of enlarged lymph nodes in my lungs 😦

    Comment by nosnikrapzil | March 19, 2020 | Reply

    • From my experience of fluid mechanics, there are a lot of unusual areas that might lead to new designs of ventilators. I think we’ll at least see improvements to existing machines.

      More innovation happens in war than peace

      Comment by AnonW | March 20, 2020 | Reply

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