Doctors' coronavirus protection device fails to live up to the hype

The first formal evaluation of the aerosol boxes used during intubation finds five key failings: Australian research

Hundreds of aerosol boxes meant to protect doctors from infection when they intubate severely ill COVID-19 patients have been distributed around Australian and overseas hospitals. 

However, an evaluation has found the devices, widely lauded as ‘ingenious’ on social media, may be putting doctors at greater risk through damaged personal protective equipment (PPE). 

They could also increase the chance of patient hypoxia, because it takes around 48 seconds