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RE: Curating the Internet: Science and technology digest for March 26, 2020

in STEMGeeks7 months ago

I couldn't resist the article on open source ventilator design. I see the correction at the end says the design hasn't been submitted yet. I know nothing about ventilators, but this device has to be better than just watching someone gasp to death.

It's really a disgrace that we are not ready for this pandemic. We didn't need a crystal ball to see that a pandemic--some pandemic--was inevitable. With all the weapons we build to kill each other in possible wars, you'd think at least a portion of that effort would be expended to save lives in an entirely predictable pandemic.

It was always when, not if.

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Thanks for noticing that correction! Either it wasn't there on Wednesday when I scheduled this post, or else I missed it. I have a bad habit of ignoring page headers and footers, so it could go either way.

I agree that it seems certain to be better than the alternative, so I hope it doesn't get tied up in red-tape.