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NBC News medical correspondent Dr. John Torres tells TODAY that despite President Trump’s remarks on Fox News that he doubts the accuracy of the estimated numbers of ventilators needed to battle the coronavirus outbreak, ventilators are “crucial” to save patients’ lives. NBC News contributor Dr. Joseph Fair, a virologist, says that Trump’s proposed county-by-county approach to assessing coronavirus risk would work only if more testing data were available: “I would recommend that the governors ignore these guidelines.”
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Do Hospitals Really Need So Many Ventilators For Coronavirus Patients? | TODAY

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Johannes Van antwerp
Johannes Van antwerp
2 months ago
The World Is A Vampire
The World Is A Vampire
2 months ago

This was Pelosis plan C to get rid of Trump.

Easton Lee
Easton Lee
2 months ago

Why not design a larger ventilator vacuum/pump unit that feeds manifold/s and is plumbed to bedside controllers to simplify large needs like a dorm or unit where many ventilators are needed?

Miles Charles
Miles Charles
2 months ago

Those Drs, nurses, first responders didn't deserve this, nobody's getting away with this, you'll be held accountable, including his supporters.

msnorthmemphis2008
msnorthmemphis2008
2 months ago

IF YOU NEED A WORK FROM HOME JOB..SUBSCRIBE TWO CHICKS WITH A SIDE HISTLE…THEY ARE WILLING TO HELP

Sunface Sunface
Sunface Sunface
2 months ago

The 'Iron lung" as was used for polio victims is another way to help patients to breath, and may have certain advantages such as allowing a patient to speak. It could also be useful to help in the corona virus treatment .With modern electronics and manufacturing techniques these 'Iron lungs' could be mass-produced a lot more cheaply than in the past.

Mike Nettles
Mike Nettles
2 months ago

Each of those ventilators require power. They just can't plug all them in without blowing the circuit. PLEASE get an electrical engineer in there to access power requirements. Also check generator capacity versus increased load requirements in case of a power failure.

US Swine Flu/US AIDS
US Swine Flu/US AIDS
2 months ago

ventilators are not necessary, mouth to mouth is equally effective. let the already infected patients to do mouth to mouth to help each other

Caitlyn J
Caitlyn J
2 months ago

Assuming 5% of infected need ventilators. 40,000/5%=800,000 infected. That’s high for a city. So I think Trump is right. Why is it so hard to figure out. Stupid doctors!

Caitlyn J
Caitlyn J
2 months ago

That doctor knows nothing, talking like a politician.

NeoBandit
NeoBandit
2 months ago

This is why this virus is spreading. You got Dr's like this telling them not to listen to what is being told to them. This isn't good. These guys must be in on the spread of this virus. Please people don't listen to these guys. It will get you in trouble

Michael Polyakov
Michael Polyakov
2 months ago

i agree. let people die.

Debra Baker
Debra Baker
2 months ago

I didn't watch the clip – I just read the headline. If they say they need them, they need them.

Kurushi
Kurushi
2 months ago

Not surprising what moron asked that question..

Xung Ngo
Xung Ngo
2 months ago

so sad in time like this ppl are really going at each other politically.Think about this instead. A CPAP machine is only $2000 and is similar to a ventilator. Get these in the mix and let the milder conditioned ppl try these out while the $40K ventilator goes to the folks in morbid conditions. The user of CPAPs needs to be isolated to prevent spreading.

can tho
can tho
2 months ago

President Trump is right….the media is TRULY THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!!!

Courtney W
Courtney W
2 months ago

It’s better to have too many than not enough. Also if you have them, then they can be moved to another.

can tho
can tho
2 months ago

CBS = CNN = ABC = NBC = toilet 🚽

change thecurrent
change thecurrent
2 months ago

no they don't need more ventilators they need more people to tell the truth

Jari Fuller
Jari Fuller
2 months ago

it is sad u had to do this segment

Mike Ray
Mike Ray
2 months ago

No,they dont.This is just another example of democrat trying to spread fear.They are truly evil people.

Mike Brining
Mike Brining
2 months ago

Going by the census is racist and discrimination!
Going by wealth and privilege is illegal favoritism!
We are all equals under God!
Are we really letting one person pick who lives and dies by county!
What does that even mean!

Caitlyn Cruz
Caitlyn Cruz
2 months ago

Trump Virus 2020

Little Red Hen
Little Red Hen
2 months ago

It didn't have to be this way.

Un Known
Un Known
2 months ago

Trump will be proven correct, again.

SittingInDetroit
SittingInDetroit
2 months ago

In emergency cases, why don't they use cpap machines?

kemi7689
kemi7689
2 months ago

Do we all not watch the Italians hospitals on TV? does it’s look like they are using 2 or 10 ventilators? 👀 there were rows and rows of people on the ventilators, 👀 you better get it right, UK and USA, you are warned weeks ahead, weeks ahead but you waited till people are dropping and you arguing on ventilators! Seriously?

bigraviolees
bigraviolees
2 months ago

Does trump and his base really need to have their heads up their sphincters?

Julius Red
Julius Red
2 months ago

Even though I still can't comprehend why the need of tens of thousands of ventilators when the average of severe cases in a state is in the hundreds, I'm still going to trust the actual doctors. There must be some oversight that only they would know. Could be that a patient would need to change to a new ventilator every 2-3 days to avoid bacteria contamination or something.

Gamer Historian
Gamer Historian
2 months ago

Ring around the rosey, pocket full of posy, ashes, ashes, we all fall down..

Estebahn Gold
Estebahn Gold
2 months ago

Remember. ? You soon forget ! Wall st did not ean5 create a panic ! Trump went to close the border on China and start ordering thousands of ventilators , mask , equipment what would the liberal media would have been saying ? Donald Trump is racist ? Bloomberg's friends in China . Remember what he said ? Chuna reacts quickly to poor air quality rapidly . Remember ? China is friends with democratic paryt ..

GirlyGirl Hippy
GirlyGirl Hippy
2 months ago

These so called hospitals who don't pay taxes and who say any profits are put back into their hospitals (EX: UPMC) and the money is going into someone's pocket instead, IDK about anyone else but we pay 1,800 a month and I EXPECT HIGH QUALITY CARE. Also, ask yourself what your governors are doing with tax payers money cause these governors SHOULD BE READY TO PROTECT THEIR PEOPLE. Where is our money?!?

ThinkingForward
ThinkingForward
2 months ago

We need to ignore Trump’s distraction from the truth and move this country forward to save lives and livelihoods. He is an ignorant and toxic poor excuse for a leader.

Wayne Carranza
Wayne Carranza
2 months ago

So Trump was right we don't need thousands of ventilators Fox News was right again this is a Democratic hoax

Jerome Lund
Jerome Lund
2 months ago

Isn't it better to have too much than not enough?

Cali Uso
Cali Uso
2 months ago

0:30
Why would we need so many ventilators ?

Because every country that has been hit by covid19 prior to the U.s.a CLEARLY stated more ventilators would have helped keep people alive. It's a Respiratory virus STUPID

Andievo4U2
Andievo4U2
2 months ago

ONLY USE WHAT WHITE HOUSE ORDERS. Big tech is now into these devices. Why? We know why. STOP THEM.

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