Life Under Coronavirus

Episode 5: Dr. Lina Miyakawa, ventilator expert

New York needs ventilators, and quick. Lina Miyakawa of Mount Sinai Beth Israel is one of the doctors who operate those lifesaving breathing machines, working almost around the clock as COVID-19 patients begin to crowd hospital beds. She describes how the machines work and outlines one experimental technique doctors are being driven to in order to meet this moment: putting more than one patient on a machine. This is the fifth episode of “Life Under Coronavirus” about the region’s helpers during the current health crisis.