Medical technology

In this Tuesday, April 28, 2020, photo, Alexander Faigen, of Augusta University's Dental College of Georgia, shows how far a nasal swab must be inserted in Augusta, Ga. Volunteers at a Georgia dental college who started using a 3D printer to make nasal swabs used in test kits for the coronavirus are now a major part of the state's effort to expand testing. (AP Photo/Ron Harris)
May 04, 2020 - 1:15 am
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Seeing a chance to help amid a shortage of kits to test people for the coronavirus, Dr. Jeffrey James dedicated a 3D printer at the dental college where he teaches to churning out nasal swabs at a rate of 300 per day. Then Georgia officials working with Gov. Brian Kemp heard...
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Members of the Equestrian Gendarmerie Units, which normally serve to protect the Topkapı Palace, wearing face masks for protection against the coronavirus, as they patrol the beaches in Sariyer outside Istanbul, Saturday, May 2, 2020. The equestrian unit is used to patrol the beach area to enforce the curfew measures, restricting people from walking around or swimming. (Ibrahim Mase/DHA via AP)
May 02, 2020 - 1:41 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — The Turkish Trade Ministry lifted temporary export restrictions and a requirement for private companies to obtain advance permission before shipping abroad medical equipment used in treating COVID-19. A notice published Saturday in Turkey's Official Gazette rescinded restrictions on...
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In this handout photo provided by the Turkish Defense Ministry, Turkish soldiers prepare to load a military cargo plane with Personal Protection Equipment donated by Turkey to help United States combat the new coronavirus outbreak, at the Etimesgut airport outside Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, April 28, 2020. Turkey is sending a planeload of surgical masks, N95 masks and hazmat suits to U.S. to help the country battle the coronavirus outbreak.(Turkish Defence Ministry via AP)
April 28, 2020 - 1:41 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey has dispatched a planeload of personal protective equipment to support the United States as it grapples with the coronavirus outbreak. A Turkish military cargo carrying the medical equipment took off from an air base near the capital Ankara on Tuesday, the state-run...
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FILE - In this March 22, 2020, file photo, a municipal worker sanitizes the street of Dakar's popular Medina neighborhood after a bulldozer demolished informal shops in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Africa is bracing for a surge in coronavirus cases, but its countries are far behind in the global race for medical equipment that’s dangerously scarce. (AP Photo/Sylvain Cherkaoui, File)
April 24, 2020 - 2:24 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — As Africa braces for a surge in coronavirus cases, its countries are dangerously behind in the global race for scarce medical equipment. Ten nations have no ventilators at all. Outbid by richer countries, and not receiving medical gear from top aid donor the United States,...
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Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro speaks to supporters during a protest in front the army's headquarters during the Army day, amid the new coronavirus pandemic, in Brasilia, Brazil, Sunday, April 19, 2020. Bolsonaro came out in support of a small protest Sunday that defended military intervention, infringing his own ministry's recommendations to maintain social distancing and prompting fierce critics. (AP Photo/Andre Borges)
April 22, 2020 - 12:00 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Last month, Dr. Riane Azevedo pulled off a master stroke. The superintendent of the largest public hospital in the poor Brazilian state of Ceara managed to procure a highly sought-after cache of ventilators to treat the new coronavirus patients overwhelming her intensive care...
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A saleswoman waits for customers in a shop as many smaller stores are allowed to open in Essen, Germany, Monday, April 20, 2020. Europe's biggest economy, starts reopening some of its stores and factories after weeks of lockdown due to the new coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
April 20, 2020 - 8:55 pm
The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Monday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ RESTRICTIONS VARY: North American border-crossing limits are being...
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FILE - In this March 24, 2020, file photo, medical staff members check a ventilator in protective suits at the care unit for the new COVID-19 infected patients inside the Koranyi National Institute of Pulmonology in Budapest. As health officials around the world push to get more ventilators to treat coronavirus patients, some doctors are moving away from using the breathing machines when they can. (Zoltan Balogh/MTI via AP, File)
April 11, 2020 - 11:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — As health officials around the world push to get more ventilators to treat coronavirus patients, some doctors are moving away from using the breathing machines when they can. The reason: Some hospitals have reported unusually high death rates for coronavirus patients on ventilators...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump speaks during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House in Washington. The coronavirus pandemic gave rise to bold promises by Trump as he led the response in the U.S. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
April 11, 2020 - 8:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — For several months, President Donald Trump and his officials have cast a fog of promises meant to reassure a country in the throes of the coronavirus pandemic. Trump and his team haven't delivered on critical ones. They talk numbers. Bewildering numbers about masks on the way...
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A medic of the Elmhurst Hospital Center medical team reacts after stepping outside of the emergency room, Saturday, April 4, 2020, in the Queens borough of New York. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
April 04, 2020 - 4:21 pm
This past week, New York got worse — far worse. In New York City, as morgue space ran out, people started wondering where the bodies will go and the funeral industry struggled to keep up. On the streets of a city accustomed to the exact opposite of social distancing, New Yorkers found a new,...
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In this Thursday, April 2, 2020, photo Dr. Daniel Durand, Chief Innovation Officer at Lifebridge Health, right, and Pothik Chatterjee, Executive Director of Innovation and Research at Lifebridge Health, left, pose for a portrait in Randallstown, Md. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
April 04, 2020 - 11:38 am
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Shady middlemen, phantom shipments, prices soaring by the hour, goods flown in on a private plane. What sounds like an organized-crime thriller is now the new reality for governors desperately trying to find the medical equipment their states need in the throes of a pandemic...
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