PETA Helps Engineers Develop New Ventilator for COVID-19 Patients—Without Animal Testing

Working with medical doctors, engineers at the Catholic University of Bolivia in La Paz have successfully developed a new type of automated ventilator to treat COVID-19 patients. The machine was tested on a human simulator containing an artificial lung that PETA scientists had recommended to the engineers. This spared pigs, the usual test subjects for these machines, the distress and harm of artificial ventilation. The team began clinical trials and successfully tested the ventilator in human patients, showing that it’s reportedly functional and safe.

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