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Doctors call for more emergency ventilators amid coronavirus

In late March, amid growing uncertainty about the coronavirus spreading, doctors at Barnes-Jewish Hospital were concerned about the possibility of running out of ventilators, machines that force enriched air into the lungs so people can breathe. Grim stories were coming ...

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Kansas, Missouri manufacturers face hurdles amid coronavirus

When Mark Hess saw reports last month about a shortage of ventilators looming because of the COVID-19 pandemic, he went to a museum in Great Bend, Kansas, to check out its 1950s model of an iron lung, the mechanical respirator ...

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Missouri doctor sharing stories to combat virus outbreak

After finding that traditional medicine was oftentimes no match against the most severe cases of COVID-19, Dr. Evan Shaw explored a new strategy to help the battle against the raging pandemic. He decided to share stories. The stories of patients ...

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Missouri hospitals on a financial brink now face coronavirus

Randy Tobler says his Missouri hospital has until mid-May before it runs out of money — that’s the rosy projection, anyway. Tobler, chief executive of Scotland County Hospital in northeast Missouri, told The Kansas City Star he has about $1.7 ...

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