Question For People Being Put Onto A Ventilator - How Is It Powered?

by Simon 20 Replies latest jw friends

  • kramer

    What a ridiculous question!

  • WTWizard

    I believe the greenest option is not getting it at all, and that means avoiding the highest risk exposure places. At least at supermarkets, there is a decent way to avoid the worst of it: Hand sanitizer. I also use sanitizing wipes on whatever shopping carts I use to work or shop with. Soap and water hand washing makes sense--while I work during the nights (meaning a mask would be of almost no use), dirty surfaces can spread this.

    Next, there are lists of supplements to take to reduce your risk of severe symptoms. Some will help your immune system, while others attack the virus itself. Your choices are quite a few--goldenseal, ginger, garlic, echinacea, oregano oil, vitamin C, vitamin D, astragalus, schisandra berry, elderberry extract, organic vegetables (which have more nutrients than regular ones), different types of mushrooms, and even many fruits. Regardless of how the ventilator is powered, if you take some of these supplements and throttle the disease enough for your immune system to fight it, you might not need one at all. And that would be far greener.

    Bonus: By not attending the Coronavirus Hall or church, you are saving gas that you would have otherwise wasted getting to and from that place.

  • Finkelstein

    What are people picking?

    Any reliable electricity would do.

    Sans the environment this time.

  • JimmyYoung

    Most likely Natural Gas. This is the biggest producer of electrical energy in the USA, Coal is also big being the second then Atomic followed by renewable which I believe includes hydrophilic.

  • blubberyk9

    In case anyone is wondering....

    Alternative energy, e.g. solar photovoltaic panels, collect energy and store it to a battery bank. Thus you are actually relying on the battery bank's charge and re-charge. In addition, there is 'net-metering' which allows fall back onto the grid and also contributes to it when the electricity produced is either lacking or in surplus of the amount required.

  • under the radar
    under the radar

    I prefer the Pocket Ventilator by Ronco! Powered by 4 AA flux capacitors, available everywhere! But wait! That's not all...

  • notsurewheretogo

    Simon, what is the point of this thread when people are dying who are high risk?

    I'm green as I can be but my sister with cancer requires ventilation and I don't give a fuck how that is powered at present.

    What really are you getting at? Pointless and insensitive thread.

    Not impressed with your posts recently...

  • atomant

    great question simon your asking the wrong people Perhaps rephrase the question and circumstances.lts a plus 100 degree day and everyone is using airconditioning the power supply is run on both dirty black coal and renewables like solar and windpower but theres no wind and its overcast. Black outs are common .Now ask greta or gore which power supply would they prefer if they were dying in hospital and in need of electricity to save their life.

  • Diogenesister

    Well initially it’s hand least in an emergency setting.

    As long as “we have hands” no one that could be saved with a ventilator will be allowed to die. At least that would have been the case in the hands of the staff I worked with.

  • LongHairGal


    I believe in two out of three.

    Please! No nuclear power! I don’t believe in it. It sounds good on paper..but not in real life with earthquakes or tsunamis (Fukushima), terrorism, disgruntled employee sabotage, corporate greed and cutting corners, good old fashioned human error not to mention what to do with the waste.

    That’s all the world would need now is for somebody to make a mistake with that. Haven’t we learned with Fukushima? We won’t need to worry about corona or any other virus.

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