Clean Technica reported Saturday that Tesla CEO Elon Musk is stepping up its efforts to build ventilators and will donate 250,000 N95 masks to medical institutions, despite earlier comments about the new corona virus outbreak that have caused huge controversy on social media. By next week, Tesla is expected to offer more than 1,000 ventilators.
Three sources confirmed that Tesla or Musk had been talking about the production of the ventilator, such as Ezekiel Emanuel, a prominent oncologist, who told MSNBC on Friday that he had spoken to Musk, who gave an eight- to 10-week timetable.
Earlier, Mr. Trump said that “Tesla will be one of the top three automakers to make ventilators.” Neither GM nor Ford made it clear, but the former said on Friday it would work with Ventec to produce. At the same time, we work with professional partners in logistics and manufacturing to further increase production.
Finally, Musk talked about his partnership with Medtronic in a tweet, which also confirmed it by retweeting a statement.
With the outbreak of COVID-19 caused by the new coronavirus, the number of confirmed cases in the United States has also increased explosively, with seriously ill patients apparently demanding higher demands on medical masks, medical facilities, and the number of life support ventilators.
Mr. Trump signed the Defense Production Act last week to direct private companies to help produce the necessary medical equipment. To date, however, it has not made mandatory demands on enterprises.