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    How to Make your own Face Shield

    Different methods This video has various plastic bottle hacks. The face mask here is made at time 6:45 in the video. Notice how this looks silly where you can see the whole shape of the bottle - but also notice how this shape is a great improvement over some conventional designs (shown below) because it closes up the bottom as well as covering much of the top of the head Here's one that looks conventional. There are many videos now on Youtube If you can't get an N95 or face shield it is a great improvement over a surgical mask alone to have this shield when treating patients, If they cough or sneeze. You can see the bottom is a weak point so a half circle additional piece of stiff or flexible plastic could also be taped across the bottom super simple method
  2. There should be no shortage of face shields since those are easy to make, even homemade versions. There are several videos on Youtube on making homemade versions using plastic waters bottles cat and stretched out or other plastic sources and other simple materials for the headband. If someone can't get an N95, a face shield in addition to a surgical mask is surely better than a surgical mask alone
  3. 1) New Wuhan Doctor Speaks Out From Ground Zero (Covid-19 - Coronavirus Mar 21, 2020 (Youtube channel Daniel Dumbrill) This Doctor form Wuhan discusses how the ICU for Covid-19 in Wuhan is managed. One thing not described here but the terms are mentioned "red zone" and "green zone" is that they divided the hospitals into these two zones. Medical staff and patients of the Red Zone (Covid-19) are completely separate and don't cross into the green zone. Doctors are assigned one of these zones exclusively. Many other finer details also discussed on masks, PPD, shift structure, staff meals, etc. Please spread this video as widely and to as many higher ups as possible if you think there is anything of value here. They have learned a lot through trial and error probably Youtube channel Daniel Dumbrill's facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shenzhen.kong ______________________________________________________________________ World's cheapest ventilator | Diwakar Vaish | TEDxDYPatilUniversity 7,587 views •Mar 20, 2018 TEDx Talks n 2017, Diwakar Vaish, alongside All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi co-created the world's cheapest and smallest ventilator, the ventilator does not require an artificial oxygen supply and can process atmospheric air, the ventilator, currently in trials, will cost $250 US Dollars Redefining the current complexity and high-priced medical devices, he has designed a portable ventilator that uses a cell phone interface, artificial intelligence and is as big as an adult human palm. In this talk, Prof. Vaish gestures how we can make technology and medical resources affordable and available to those who need it the most. Born in 1992, Diwakar Vaish is an Indian roboticist, Head of Robotics & Research at A- SET Training and Research Institute. ________________________________ However as for India there is a materials problem with this device now https://tech.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/technology/parts-shortage-may-pull-the-plug-on-ventilator-making/74784443 Parts shortage may pull the plug on ventilator-making Flight ban hits supply of sensors, chips and micro controllers from China, critical for manufacturing Raghu Krishnan | ETtech | March 24, 2020, 07:22 IST India’s efforts to shore up manufacturing of ventilators to deal with the rapid spread of Covid-19 infections may unravel in the absence of a local electronics components industry. The ban on international flights has made worse the issue, with manufacturers struggling to lift sensors, chips and controllers from suppliers in China. AgVa Healthcare, which makes ventilators at one-fifth the cost of imported ones, says the flight ban has hit supply of sensors, chips and micro controllers from China, critical to building ventilators in large numbers. The company is looking to scale up production to 20,000 units to meet the growing demand. “The electronic components are ready at Shenzhen. They are unable to ship it to us because of the flight ban,” said Prof Diwakar Vaish, cofounder of AgVa. “If we don’t get it, our production will be hit.” (more at link) ______________________________________________ linkedin https://in.linkedin.com/in/diwakarvaish Prof. Diwakar Vaish Co-Founder at AgVa Healthcare
  4. Pete W.

    PANDEMIC: A Stark Warning Based On Solid Science

  5. There are conflicting reports. The CDC doesn't say it's airborne yet there was some Chinese research that says it is. Bill DiBlasio in his latest update said that if someone infected is in a room and leaves the virus is not going to be in the air. But I noticed how he said an hour. What about 2 minutes? What about 10 minutes. Can the droplets be semi-airborne. Somebody gets on a small elevator whose infected and is coughing. Then they leave. A minute later you walk in and there's no one in there. Could you get it from the air? It seems to be unknown. Yes most of those cough droplets fell to the floor (or wall) but are there some tinier ones still in the air for a minuter or two?
  6. Somebody is asking me about a worst case scenario. Do they stay in the city or is leaving to upstate safer because of much less population density? In the last DiBlasio update he said he thought the shut down of Italy was too extreme and it is going to have economic repercussions for years. He says he really doesn't want to do it but we know there is a point wher he may have to like all these cities in china. He says avoid crowds but the big problem is subways and buses and people with no masks. With 8 million people ICU could fill to capacity quickly. If they lock down and weeks go by getting food to all the people in these big buildings could be very challenging. She is wondering with all this population density that if we turn into Italy is it going to be a lot safer upstate? I'm guessing it's safer but it's also hard to estimate in some given place upstate like Ithica, Syracuse or a smaller place like Hudson their healthcare capacities relative to the population size but it seems like other things, food supply, law and order would be much easier to manage outside of NYC. Withe the density here they will have to bring in National guard like in New Rochelle. This is a highly international city there has got to be dozens or hundreds of carriers, some asymptomatic exponentially spreading it as the days go by to get the testing together

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