As one of the most critial medical devices used to save lives of COVID-19 patients, ICU ventilators are allocated unevenly across countries. The largest high-quality ventilator manifactureres are mostly allocated in the US, Germany, and Swtzerland, while many countries that are currently suffering the most from the coronavirus, such as Spain, Italy, and Iran, are having difficulties importing ventilators from aborad.
The global ventilator inventory map
Comparing death rate with ventilator inventory
Ventilator demand forecast
The COVID19 Scenarios project (https://neherlab.org/covid19) from the University of Basel provides a powerful tool to simulate the outbreaks in communities across the world. Governements can leverage this tool to forecast their demand for ventilators.