Rather than persist with the endless "doom and gloom" associated with COVID-19, we would like to deliver some good news stories instead.
According to reports, the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital in Ontario, Canada, had just four ventilators (along with four more unrepairable units) and the COVID-19 pandemic soon proved the working ones to be wildly insufficient.
The so-called "evil genius," anaesthetist Dr Alain Gauthier, who just happens to hold a PhD in diaphragmatic mechanics, said he changed the device to serve nine patients simply to give people the best chance of survival. He also noted that the idea was based on previously published research from 2006.
The image above shows just four outlets connected, but the unit is capable of providing services to nine patients, it was not stated, but presumably the ventilator wasn't powerful enough to provide service to additional patients and all would received reduced pressure.
Following the tweet, many others added to the discussion, noting that this had been done previously, particularly in wartime scenarios where equipment was in short supply and patients were not.