The World Needs Ventilators

See our proposed strategic recommendations on how to ethically respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and increase the world's accessibility to mechanical ventilation.

 

2-3.4%

expected mortality of COVID-19

880,000

estimated worldwide ventilator deficit

5-10%

of COVID-19 cases will develop severe symptoms requiring ventilation

The authors of this white paper represent a diverse multidisciplinary group of individuals and organizations, including clinicians, ethicists, researchers, health economists, and product developers, who are experienced in socially responsible collaboration to address urgent real-world problems.

Authors

Harvey Hawes, MD, MSc, FRCSC

Abdullah Saleh, MD, FRCSC

David Evans, AB, MD, CM, MSc, FRCSC, FACS

Nancy Paris, MASc, PEng, FEC

Rohith Malya, MD, MSc, FACEP

Joanna Hart, MD, MSHP

Chantalle Grant, MD

Hasan Hamze, MPH

James McKay, MBChB, MSC, FRACS, FCICM

Andrew Sutton, MSc, PhD

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