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Beyond Capacity: A Closer Look at America's Ventilator Shortage

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Roberto Martinez

In the span of a few weeks, a medical device most of us have never seen or used became a national concern, the signature shortage in our response to the COVID-19 outbreak. This week on Petrie Dish, TPR's explainer podcast about the coronavirus pandemic, we explore how the coronavirus affects the lungs and how our government, our hospitals, and industrious YouTubers are responding to the vast shortage of ventilators.  

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Bonnie Petrie can be reached at Bonnie@TPR.org and on Twitter at @kbonniepetrie. TPR was founded by and is supported by our community. If you value our commitment to the highest standards of responsible journalism and are able to do so, please consider making your gift of support today.