Hope US fatalities from coronavirus are under 100,000 : Trump

NASA COVID-19 ventilator gets approved

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Hope US fatalities from coronavirus are under 100,000 : Trump

US President Donald Trump on Friday said that he hopes for less than 1 lakh COVID-19 fatalities in the US.

“Hopefully we are going to come in below that 1,000 lives lost, which is a horrible number nevertheless”, Trump said.

In the US, over 11,03,780 coronavirus cases have been reported and over 65,000 have died due to the virus.

Meanwhile, a new high pressure ventilator developed by NASA engineers, specifically to treat COVID-19 patients, has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for emergency use. Called VITAL (Ventilator Intervention Technology Accessible Locally) It took the team only 37 days to develop the device.

NASA said it has decided to license the ventilator design to manufacturers for free until pandemic lasts.