The dyson one is doing well. They have trialled it on a real patient and he is picking up nicely.Possibly; those same tests that Dyson's design hasn't yet passed either. Also like Dyson's design, there doesn't appear to be anything to test, and thereby fail, yet - “We will still complete and publish our design as there has been a lot of interest for it from around the world".
Conspiracy theorists could have some fun though!In Gtech's case "Gtech produced two more ventilators, submitting these to the government for assessment." taken from this page on their website COVID19 Ventilators Hence wondering about it being knocked back as not suitable, rather than joining the social media crowds who are claiming that HMG would rather give contracts to Tory donors such as Dyson.
I was once "tutored" by a chap with a terrific marketing CV. Apart from being head of Comms for Exxon during the Valdis event (sp?) he was also one one or other side of the lawnmower war between Qualcast and Flymo. (Its a lot less bovver than a hover I seem to remember)Conspiracy theorists could have some fun though!
'Two of Britain’s biggest vacuum cleaner makers are embroiled in a legal spat over rival advertising campaigns. Dyson, run by the billionaire inventor Sir James Dyson, has filed a High Court claim complaining about a series of advertisements by Gtech, founded by Nick Grey, a self-described “country bumpkin”.'
Two of Britain’s biggest vacuum cleaner makers are embroiled in a legal spat over rival advertising campaigns.Dyson, run by the billionaire inventor Sir James Dyson, has filed a High Court claimwww.thetimes.co.uk
E2A: from a bit of googling, it sounds like there's little love lost between Dyson and Grey.
Human nature. Why should different European nations be any different from states within one nation when it comes to apparent self-preservation? You don't get votes at the next election from the people next door.Cough Cough.
China steps in to help Italy in its time of need as wealthy businessman Jack Ma offers to donate supplies to the US.www.aljazeera.com
Great mates eh
From reading the BBC article it seemed to my mind that the EU didn't have any but was going to buy in bulk and so get them cheaper.I note from MSN the explanation given for the er hiccup in communication re ventilators was due largely to the interpretation of us having left/ er still a member of the EU during the transition period. Now it does rather beg an interesting question. WHO are laying into the UK gov via the lancet that they had been recommending testing from January 20th at a time when we were just being informed in the media of the covid 19 breakout-previously coronavirus, in which case of course the EU should have been doing much the same thing to avoid the naughtiness in Italy. It was not until later March that we were informed that the UK should have applied for the splendiforous equipment that the EU has stockpiled. This is going to turn into a real turkey fest of a blame game and I suspect Boris will be coming out of this more than ok. Moreover I understand that Germany is now going to assist Italy- perhaps the EU will claim that it's now co-ordinating things so much better. Merkwuerdig that's fer sure. I would try and post the link but it's rather difficult to post the URL
In the UK the British consortium making them is selling them at cost price to our NHS. No need for us to haggle like Middle Eastern Carpet salesmen.From reading the BBC article it seemed to my mind that the EU didn't have any but was going to buy in bulk and so get them cheaper.