Double ventilator supply now
Experts are predicting a critical shortage of ventilators to deal with the projected number of COVID-19 patients, while still being able to meet the needs of all of the other patients who need ventilators to stay alive. Healthcare providers should not be forced to choose which patients under their care get life saving treatment, and which ones don't.
It's time to use federal emergency powers to ramp up ventilator supply so that we can double the available number in the next four weeks. We're calling on you to use the Defense Production Act to generate manufacturing orders for new ventilators, require manufacturers to make repair information available, and coordinate the refurbishment of tens of thousands of older ventilators in storage across the country.