Description: As the coronavirus spreads, the collapse of the project helps explain America’s acute shortage.
Date: Mar 29, 2020
Questions for discussion:
- What does the article say is the primary reason for the failure to produce an inexpensive ventilator?
- Could this issue have been avoided if multiple governments around the world collaborated on the project?
- What is the marketing and prestige value to a firm in producing an inexpensive ventilator for global sales?
- Is there something ethically wrong with the “profit model” when it comes to health related products and services, in your opinion?