Vincent Dellova, a coordinator at the New York City Emergency Management Warehouse, packs up a ventilator, part of a shipment of 400, that arrived Tuesday, March 24, 2020 in New York.  (Mark Lennihan / AP)
Vincent Dellova, a coordinator at the New York City Emergency Management Warehouse, packs up a ventilator, part of a shipment of 400, that arrived Tuesday in New York. (Mark Lennihan / AP)
Health

Washington sending over 400 ventilators for non-coronavirus patients to New York, harder hit states

The National Stockpile ventilators are not suitable for treating COVID-19 patients, state officials said. That's because those individuals generally need a higher amount of pressure support into their lungs than the ventilators from the national stockpile can provide, Jessica Baggett, a spokeswoman for the state's Joint Information Center said.