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Ventilators from Swedish EU stockpile save COVID-19 patients’ lives in Latvia

COVID-19 patients in Latvia needed ventilators to keep breathing, but access to them was limited in other EU countries as well. When Latvia asked for help from the EU’s Emergency Response Coordination Centre, though, Sweden was able to assist by providing the devices from the EU medical stockpile it hosts.

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