for the group. This sounds so easy. All the information is out on the web. Each American adult could take that $1,200 or so and learn to make however many masks he or she might need. The cost might total only $5. How hard is it to make a mask? Also, you could have groups of 5 get together, look at how ventilators are made and then those 5 would be tasked with the simple task of making 1 ventilator for the group. Each of the 5 would have special talents. One might be good at ascertaining information on how to build a ventilator. Another might be good at gathering the materials. Another might be good at understanding how a ventilator would work. And the other 2 would be in charge of the actual production of the ventilator. No companies would be needed. Just groups of 5 doing their job in building a ventilator.