Medical company threatens to sue volunteers that 3D-printed valves for life-saving #coronavirus treatments
@Gargron Exigent circumstances demand mandatory licensing, pooling, or revocation of patents.
The main reason is that medical gear needs astounding levels of quality control. There are legitimate reasons for (many of) the high prices these sorts of things go for.
The Italian situation seems to be one of use the dodgy ventilator or the patient dies anyway but we shouldn't mistake that for best practices.
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