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    Default Taxpayers Paid Millions to Design a Low-Cost Ventilator for a Pandemic. Instead...

    ...the Company Is Selling Versions of It Overseas.

    Patricia Callahan, Sebastian Rotella and Tim Golden
    March 30, 2020

    As coronavirus sweeps the globe, there is not a single Trilogy Evo Universal ventilator developed with government funds in the U.S. stockpile. Meanwhile, Royal Philips N.V. has sold higher-priced versions to clients around the world.
    Five years ago, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services tried to plug a crucial hole in its preparations for a global pandemic, signing a $13.8 million contract with a Pennsylvania manufacturer to create a low-cost, portable, easy-to-use ventilator that could be stockpiled for emergencies.
    This past September, with the design of the new Trilogy Evo Universal finally cleared by the Food and Drug Administration, HHS ordered 10,000 of the ventilators for the Strategic National Stockpile at a cost of $3,280 each.
    But as the pandemic continues to spread across the globe, there is still not a single Trilogy Evo Universal in the stockpile.

    Keep reading: https://www.propublica.org/article/t...investigations
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    Another outrageous scandal that just will get submerged, as the current scandal-meter hardly can keep up.

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