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Lerner College of Medicine’s Robert Chatburn says auto manufacturers and others offering to make ventilators have noble intentions, but it’s not a quick fix

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New York Magazine: Robert Chatburn, adjunct professor in the Department of Medicine at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University, weighed in on the notion that manufacturers of all stripes can transition to the production of needed medical equipment: “It’s laudable that car manufacturers would want to help. But there’s only a handful of people in the world who know how to design a ventilator, much less manufacture one safely at scale,” he said, noting a bigger issue could be the training needed to operate the machines.