The head of Tesla and SpaceX Elon Musk has donated to the hospitals of the state of California 1255 apparatus for artificial lung ventilation (ALV). This information he confirmed in a personal Twitter.
Currently, the pandemic COVID-19 medical institutions of many countries are experiencing a shortage of medical ventilators, which are used to treat pneumonia. Some automakers, including Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Volkswagen, Nissan, McLaren and Rolls-Royce have announced readiness to take part in the production of scarce equipment.
No one’s pretending that he made them.
They were most likely purchased from China.
And if cahoots means that they like Elon then sure. They cahoots him a lot!
— ? Don’t Bet Against Elon ????? (@SteveHamel16) March 24, 2020
Tesla may also manufacture medical ventilators, but the number of units transferred to California, were purchased in China, where the situation of coronavirus has ceased to be critical. All are instruments of the leading representatives of the industry – ResMed, Philips and Medtronic. At the moment there is no information about how acquired whether their Musk’s personal funds or attracted Finance one of his companies. Tesla’s chief also held talks with Medtronic on possible cooperation and said he was impressed by the team of engineers this company.
Addressing #COVID19 is a group effort. We are grateful for the discussion with @ElonMusk and @Tesla as we work across industries to solve problems and get patients and hospitals the tools they need to continue saving lives. We’re all in this together. https://t.co/MdZ3u8k2nR
— Medtronic (@Medtronic) March 21, 2020
In addition to the ventilator, hospitals now lack of medical masks and their manufacture of automotive brands are also ready to help. So, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has already begun the conversion of its Chinese plant: every month there will produce 1 million masks for the needs of the United States.