Engineers are turning £25 snorkel masks into ventilators

A firm is making valves that transform a £25 snorkelling mask into a respiratory ventilator for coronavirus patients. Protolabs, in Telford, Shropshire, is 3D printing the parts for Italian firm Isinnova, where engineers came up with the novel solution. The mask is widely sold at Decathlon stores and online priced at £24.99. They were contacted by doctors having to cope […]

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Giving Birth During Coronavirus Is Every Woman's Nightmare

“The thought of my husband dropping me off at the hospital, me getting checked in alone, getting the epidural shot alone, and not having his hand to hold terrifies me,” says Morgan Pederson, a 32-year-old woman from Queens, New York, who is planning to deliver her second child in June. Last week two New York hospitals, New York Presbyterian and […]

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Brits band together amid COVID-19 crisis

Britain’s unbreakable spirit: The morale-boosting acts of kindness seen in lock-down – including street dances, a family clapping their nurse mum’s arrival at home and the Spider-Man duo keeping bored kids entertained Across the country, Britons are sharing the spirit-lifting acts of kindness they’ve experienced while the nation is isolating against coronavirus  In Stockport, Andrew Baldock, 44, and Jason Baird, […]

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