The whole world is now at a risk due to the coronavirus outbreak. And we all need to act together to battle the virus. At a time such as today’s, we need the world-leading brands to lead this battle. Acknowledging a request from a follower, Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and Space X, has agreed to help with the supplies of ventilators to avoid shortage during the coronavirus outbreak.
When one of his twitter followers requested Elon Musk to repurpose his factories for producing ventilators, Elon Musk agreed to do so in case of shortage.
The Way Forward
Producing ventilators aren’t that difficult of a task for Musk as both of his companies have to deal with similar kind of technologies. Tesla’s cars come integrated with a sophisticated HVAC system (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning systems). Space X has been making spacecraft with a life support system. However, it will take time for both of the companies to start producing any ventilators. Until then, Elon Musk is identifying the hospitals and cities that are in need of ventilators.
The first batch of the ventilators produced is likely to be supplied to hospitals in New York. The mayor of New York, Bill de Bosio, has already been in talks with Musk for the purchase of the ventilators. According to him, the whole country is facing a shortage of ventilators and Elon’s initiation could help ease the situation.
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But is it needed?
It looks like Tesla will be working together with Medtronic for the production of ventilators to see to the demand created by the coronavirus outbreak. Medtronic has already announced to double its manufacturing rate in response to the current needs. And now, the two companies are working on new state-of-the-art ventilators. However, Musk still believes that his productions will not be needed. He fears the allocation of medical supplies, solely for coronavirus will impact the quality of treatments that the other medical conditions will get.
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