There is a long chain of steps that has to happen in addition to the computer work to bring any molecules from pure speculation to promising vaccine candidate. Compounds that show promise are tested against live virus assays, and then will go on to be tested in animals. Any molecules that are not existing drugs will need to be synthesized by chemists. … [Read more...] about ‘We are doing in a few months what would normally take a drug development process years to do’: DoE’s Argonne Labs battles COVID-19 with AI
Furthermore, patients need to be breathing with the same resistance to the ventilator's oxygen flow. "You wouldn't want to put a patient with severe bronchospasm with a patient who did not have bronchospasm," a condition in which the muscles tighten in the lungs, which can make breathing difficult, Babcock said. That's because people breathing with different resistances "might change the amount of volumes, and it wouldn't make sure that there were equal volumes delivered to everybody," she said. … [Read more...] about Sharing a single ventilator between 4 patients is possible. But it could be disastrous.