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Dyson founder creates ventilator in 10 days
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Founder James Dyson designed a new one in just 10 days at the request of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The “CoVent” was designed for COVID-19 patients and can be manufactured quickly, which is key as demand rises fast. Dyson said the new ventilator was designed to “address the specific needs” of coronavirus patients. The company is manufacturing at least 15,000 of the medical devices – 10,000 for the British government, another 5,000 will be donated to the international pandemic effort. A Dyson spokesperson said the ventilators should be ready by early April.




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This is what happens when private industry is involved instead of government.
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Founder James Dyson designed a new one in just 10 days at the request of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.


Y’all really need to start reading these articles—-literally in the first paragraph.
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What are they going to do with them once they figure out all the patients they are putting on them die with this virus? Hmm.


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re: Dyson founder creates ventilator in 10 days
Will it move a bowling ball too?


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Will it move a bowling ball too?


You'll probably have a better chance of living with bowling ball machine.

I feel like I am in bizarro world.

"Let's build more machines to where we can charge people huge sums of money to die."

The key is the crystals.

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TheHarahanian
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Because it’s a Dyson, it’ll cost 4 times as much as competitors’ products.


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Ag Zwin
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Am I the only one a little concerned that a ventilator is made by a vacuum expert?

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Am I the only one a little concerned that a ventilator is made by a vacuum expert?


Could it be any worse than one made by Ford?


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K James, now do the fleshlight.

Whatever that is.


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GeauxFightingTigers1
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Am I the only one a little concerned that a ventilator is made by a vacuum expert?


You should be more concerned about why everyone (media, politicians, etc) is pushing vents when we have solid data that its for the most part a hail mary.


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So, muh gubment didn't magically save people?





Wonderful.


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Cheese Grits
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Dyson founder creates ventilator in 10 days


So a guy makes a crappy vacuum cleaner and charges 5x what it is worth will be making things to keep your granny alive?

I would have to pass on that one.


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Am I the only one a little concerned that a ventilator is made by a vacuum expert?



Could it be any worse than one made by Ford?


The thought of a ventilator with an exploding gas tank or piston slap is intriguing


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Metaloctopus
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This is what happens when private industry is involved instead of government.



Bingo, my friend.

Innovation drives everything. Private companies have the drive to innovate. Government agencies have no incentive, other than to watch people suffer, so that they can write up more prescriptions and make a profit. *cough* FDA *cough*.

Without private business, who would make things? And who would be incentivized to make anything that doesn't suck?

Socialism... The world's beauty pageant contestant's answer for world peace.
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I have worked with machines of all kinds, especially pumps. One thing I have always found to be true, it is a whole lot easier for a pump to push air, or fuel, or water, than it is to pull it. Same with something that pumps air, versus vacuuming it.
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Without private business, who would make things? And who would be incentivized to make anything that doesn't suck? Socialism... The world's beauty pageant contestant's answer for world peace.


There was a joke in the former Soviet Union about government factory workers that went like this; “ We pretended to work, and they pretended to pay us!”
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and it is probably the size of a pack of cigarettes.


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And who would be incentivized to make anything that doesn't suck?

Or in the case of Dyson, something that would.



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We should make that guy an honorary American.

Browning, Edison and Tesla would be proud.

:sniff:

The "CoVent". I dig it.


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