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"Tesla will begin manufacturing ventilators made by medical equipment company Medtronic in an effort to address the medical supply shortage due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak."

That approach should work fine: existing product, very experienced partner company, easy route to regulatory approval.

Jonathan

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Re #608:

Classic Darwin award fodder?

Only if they haven't procreated already. Smile

But I wholeheartedly agree with your sentiment.

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Flu 1918 deaths estimated at between 20 and 100 million. Death rate of white soldiers in Indian Army who contracted the flu 9% Death rate of Indian Soldiers 16% (level/quality of care? ) Death rate of medical staff globally also high.

1999/2000 UK additional deaths to seasonal norms 21000 and it passed obviously passed me by as i wasn't aware it was so high.

2009/10 estimated additional deaths by UK government sources 65000 actual 138

At no point in these pandemics can i find any correspondence/information that indicates a change in behaviour by any populace to counteract the disease so do we have any idea as to what is different this time around? Is it modern information sharing? The media? a mixture? 

Just interested 

 

 

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Where will he manufacture?

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Will he allow an open license?

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If Italy's death toll is dropping, presumably they're managing to bring back to life some of their sufferers... a good trick if you can do it!

(or is it me, rather than them, that thinks that death toll is a number rather than a rate?)

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FT has taken the paywall away for the page they have tracking the numbers https://www.ft.com/coronavirus-latest

The death toll is a number. But what matters is the rate of increase/decrease of those numbers over time. The reductions in Italy are due to the reduced flow of new patients into hospitals thanks to the lockdowns they put in place some weeks ago.

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I think that a daily toll is acceptable usage provided that it doesn't create ambiguity.

Jonathan

PS: And the original question asking for whom the bell tolled... followed an infectious disease!