COVID19 Questions for Medical Professionals, part 1
Thank you for agreeing to do this, I really appreciate your input. My current goal here is to get as holistic a picture of the COVID19 patient and healthcare provider experience from as many sources on the ground as possible, and to understand the various processes in layman's terms that can turn into engineering requirements. Once I've synthesized this medical data, I intend to create an open source requirements document that outlines all the needs of medical hardware, and then design open source medical supplies so that local DIY/maker/fabrication communities can produce emergency supplies if needed.
I am familiar with healthcare organization rules restricting social media commentary from medical professionals, and I will not be attributing any medical professional I contact. I would prefer to directly post your answers to the questions below, but I am also willing to summarize them and post the summary if you would prefer.