• Using hotel for coronavirus patients would be a massive help in fighting the pandemic

    One year ago - By Business Insider

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    Four-in-five hotel rooms across the country are empty. Meanwhile, hospital beds are in short supply.
    Using the vacant hotel rooms for coronavirus patients would help reduce the time for us to get back to normal.
    Professor Carri Chan is an Associate Professor at Columbia Business School. Professor Jing Dong is an Assistant Professor at Columbia Business School. Professor Kuang Xu is an Associate Professor at Stanford Graduate School of Business.
    This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author.
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  • A medical device built over Zoom could help solve ventilator shortages and change the way hospitals treat respiratory illnesses beyond the coronavirus

    A medical device built over Zoom could help solve ventilator shortages and change the way hospitals treat respiratory illnesses beyond the coronavirus

    One year ago - By Business Insider

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    The coronavirus crisis has prompted many companies and individuals to pivot their businesses or start new companies to help those in need.
    James Regenor, a retired Air Force colonel, started a new company to help hospitals facing equipment shortages, and landed a Department of Defense contract in 12 days.
    The company, Rapid Medical Parts, is working on a device that converts CPAP machines, typically used to treat sleep apnea, into ventilators for treating COVID-19 patients.
    The company's 15-person team is spread out across the US and has never met in...
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