Grandma Rocket, the Virus and a Family Whose Love Bridged 2,500 Miles

A matriarch to generations, both in the United States and Colombia, she struggled with the coronavirus on a ventilator. They gathered online and in the I.C.U. to prepare for the end.

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Fears of Ventilator Shortage During Coronavirus Pandemic Unleash a Wave of Innovations

Hair dryer hoods, sleep apnea machines and simply flipping patients on their stomach have helped sustain patients and reduced the need for critical care ventilators.

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