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This commentary on Huang, H., Araz, O., Morton, D., et al.’s Stockpiling Ventilators for Influenza Pandemics offers context for the challenge of estimating surge demand for ventilators during a pandemic. The authors discuss the importance of models like the ones described in the article and identify its strengths and limitations.