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Lewis Hamilton ‘Proud’ Of Mercedes Team For Creating Breathing Aid Amid Coronavirus Crisis

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Pro-racer and animal-rights advocate Lewis Hamilton says he’s ‘proud’ of his Mercedes team for creating a breathing aid amid the coronavirus (covid 19) crisis.

The device, which was created by University College London engineers, clinicians at UCLH and Mercedes Formula One, delivers oxygen to lungs without needing a ventilator.

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) devices are currently being used in China and Italy to help patients who have tested positive for covid-19 – but many hospitals have limited supplies.

40 CPAPs have been delivered to ULCH and to three other London hospitals. If the trial is successful, up to 1,000 of the devices can be produced per day by Mercedes-AMG-HPP.

Hamilton, who recently said the covid 19 lockdown has shown people how animals living in captivity feel, praised Mercedes for its involvement to his 14.9 million followers on Instagram stories.

‘Impressive response’

According to the BBC, Andy Cowell, Managing Director of Mercedes-AMG High-Performance Powertrains, said: “The Formula One community has shown an impressive response to the call for support…

“We have been proud to put our resources at the service of UCL to deliver the CPAP project to the highest standards and in the fastest possible timeframe.”

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