‘Wouldn’t that be nice?’: Trump wants to prepare U.S. stockpile for future pandemics

U.S. President Donald Trump said Thursday that he intends to prepare for future pandemics by replenishing the national stockpile and bringing manufacturing of critical supplies and equipment back to the … Read More

Testing underway in London, Ont., for non-invasive ventilation mask

Researchers in London, Ont., have begun testing a new non-invasive ventilation mask that aims to reduce the risk of spreading the novel coronavirus during treatment while lessening the demand for … Read More

Trump’s desire to be ‘king of ventilators’ may result in unexpected glut, experts warn

As requests for ventilators from the national stockpile reached a crescendo in late March, President Donald Trump made what seemed like a bold claim: His administration would provide 100,000 within … Read More

Coronavirus: Reopening auto firms safely can serve as ‘example’ for others, CEO says

Automakers across the continent are pushing to reopen their plants amid the novel coronavirus pandemic and one industry leader says if the sector can get it right, they can serve … Read More

What is a ventilator, and why do some coronavirus patients need one?

Treating patients with severe cases of the novel coronavirus disease often requires the use of ventilators — a piece of equipment that’s in short supply in some global hot spots. … Read More

Coronavirus: Mercedes F1 team to develop breathing aid amid COVID-19 pandemic

Formula One team Mercedes has helped to develop a breathing aid that could keep coronavirus patients out of intensive care and ease some pressure on Britain’s strained health service. Mercedes … Read More

Trump alleges some U.S. hospitals are hoarding ventilators as coronavirus pandemic grows

U.S. President Donald Trump accused hospitals on Sunday of hoarding ventilators that are in scarce supply across the United States as the coronavirus spreads, adding any hospitals not using the … Read More

Coronavirus: Trump weighs tri-state quarantine as N.Y. postpones its presidential primary

As coronavirus cases kept rising in the national epicenter of New York, U.S. President Donald Trump said Saturday he is considering a quarantine affecting residents of the state and neighbouring … Read More

Coronavirus: Trump orders General Motors to produce ventilators as U.S. cases climb

President Donald Trump issued an order Friday that seeks to force General Motors to produce ventilators for coronavirus patients under the Defense Production Act. Trump said negotiations with General Motors … Read More

At least 1 N.Y. hospital has 2 patients on single ventilator as coronavirus cases rise

At least one New York hospital has begun putting two patients on a single ventilator machine, an experimental crisis-mode protocol some doctors worry is too risky but others deemed necessary … Read More

Dyson to produce 15,000 ventilators to help with coronavirus fight

Dyson has stepped up to create thousands of ventilators amid the coronavirus pandemic, after designing a new product in 10 days. The company, which typically produces household products such as … Read More

Doctors, nurses plead for supplies as countries work to slow spread of COVID-19

Doctors and nurses pleaded for supplies such as masks and ventilators that are critical in their battle to treat a surging number of coronavirus patients, while governments on Tuesday continued … Read More

Coronavirus: U.S., Europe hunt for medical supplies as COVID-19 spreads

The hunt for ventilators and other medical supplies consumed the U.S. and Europe on Monday, as new coronavirus infections soared and political paralysis stalled efforts for a quick aid package … Read More

Coronavirus: Canadian company working with Ottawa to boost ventilator production

A Toronto, Ont., company says it is ready to start making ventilators in a bid to meet expected demand in the face of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Thornhill Medical is … Read More

Ontario could see medical shortages even if COVID-19 infection rate drops: study

A study by Toronto epidemiologists suggests that Canada’s largest province could run out of intensive care beds and ventilators by late April, even assuming a sharp drop in the current … Read More

Coronavirus: Trudeau may tap Armed Forces, industry to produce additional medical supplies

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada may seek assistance from the private sector and the military to obtain medical equipment amid the new coronavirus pandemic. He was asked Thursday about … Read More

Coronavirus pandemic puts Canada’s supply of ventilators in the spotlight

The novel coronavirus pandemic has brought attention to the global supply of ventilators, the medical devices that allow people experiencing difficulty breathing to receive oxygen. Ventilator shortages are one component … Read More