Coronavirus Has Come To Tesla

Daniel Fowler
March 27, 2020

Tesla, GM, Ford and Fiat Chrysler, have all pledged their support to helping fight the coronavirus, whether that means donating supplies or producing medical equipment, like ventilators, at their plants. It's unclear exactly when Tesla's Buffalo facility would be opened or how long it would take to equip the portion of the plant normally dedicated to making solar panels for ventilator production.

"Giga New York will reopen for ventilator production as soon as humanly possible".

'So we're all over the ventilator issue'. At this hard time, it is critical that each of us do our part to ensure our state can respond to the growing pandemic. "Ventilators, ventilators, ventilators - I didn't know what they were as few weeks ago aside from the cursory knowledge, ' he said, but now he nearly 'knows too much".

The state has approved the technology to split ventilators across two patients at a time, Cuomo said, but admitted that it is "not ideal but we believe is workable". We are also opening up with other partners who have come forward, Tesla is one that I think people have heard about.

Some patients are staying on ventilators for a long time for around 11-21 days, the governor explained, which means the supply can not be passed around as quickly.

Rapid increase in cornavirus cases on board an American aircraft carrier
The USS Theodore Roosevelt was in the middle of a deployment to the Philippine Sea area when eight sailors tested positive. The acting secretary insisted that the ship remains operationally capable and able to fulfill its mission if necessary.

The Reuters news agency and the Business Insider website said Tesla did not disclose which facility or which site the employees were based at, but an email communication to staff said the workers were "quarantined and recovering well".

The tweet comes after New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio asked for Musk's help sourcing ventilators last week, which came after the Tesla CEO had tweeted that the company would make ventilators if there were a shortage.

New York State Assemblyman Sean Ryan noted in a statement to ABC7 News that everyone has to do their part in helping the United States address the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier this week, Tesla donated 1,255 ventilators to California hospitals.

When Elon Musk sets his mind to doing something, things happen fast, such as when he promised to build the world's largest (at that time) grid-scale storage battery in Australia in 100 days or it would be free.

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