Congress Will Consider National Right-to-Repair Legislation for Medical Equipment
The "Critical Medical Infrastructure Right-to-Repair Act of 2020" is the first time Congress has ever considered a bill that would break manufacturer repair monopolies.
Why Repair Techs Are Hacking Ventilators With DIY Dongles From Poland
As COVID-19 surges, hospitals and independent biomedical technicians have turned to a global grey-market for hardware and software to circumvent manufacturer repair locks and keep life-saving ventilators running.
Ventilator Makers Are Restricting Access to Repair Manuals in a ‘Pure Profit Play’
Repair people trying keep these machines online for COVID-19 patients shouldn't have to beg the manufacturers for the manuals.
Kids Are Being Hospitalized in New York with Strange Heart Symptoms That Might Be Related to Coronavirus
Most tested positive for either the coronavirus or for the antibodies. But some tested negative for both.
How to Make a Ventilator
To combat the coronavirus pandemic, DIY makers and companies are scrambling to create open-source ventilators. Here's what they're up against.
General Electric Workers Ask Trump to Force Their Company to Make Ventilators
After weeks of protests and demonstrations, GE workers are asking the president to intervene and let them make ventilators.
What Doctors in Coronavirus Hotspots Want You to Understand About This Pandemic
We talked to hospital doctors to hear what they're experiencing on the front lines, and what they want us to keep doing.
Antimatter Physicists Designed a Ventilator for Coronavirus Patients
Particle physicists at the Large Hadron Collider are joining the fight against Covid-19 with a new, low-cost design for scarce life-saving medical equipment.
My Dying Coronavirus Patient Was Concerned About Their Hospital Bill
"It's completely abhorrent that this question should even come up."
General Electric Workers Expand Protests, Now Demand to Make Ventilators Nationwide
Workers at four factories now say their facilities should be repurposed to make ventilators.
Trump Says States Are Lying About How Many Ventilators They Need to Fight Coronavirus
Meanwhile, the hardest-hit states are begging for help acquiring the machines that help critically ill patients to keep breathing.
New York Is Going to Start Seizing Unused Ventilators and Giving Them to Desperate Hospitals
Gov. Cuomo plans to sign an executive order on Friday.