Elon Musk says Tesla will make ventilators if supplies run low

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said his company has the ability to make ventilators if US hospitals run into shortness of breath AIDS as a result of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

When Tesla is the master Musk held out on Twitter, asking him to repurpose the automaker factory in order to make fans, he responded by saying that if there is a shortage, saying:

“Fans are not difficult, but cannot be instantaneously produced. Which hospitals have these shortcomings you are talking about now?”

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According to NBC channelThe American Hospital Association recently warned that there are limited supplies of ventilators, while also urging the public to practice social distancing.

Essential businesses

While Musk said Tesla's factories could be used to make fans if there's a shortage, the factories are still running despite the shutdown to meet consumer demand for electric vehicles.

However, the company has recently Alameda County Sheriff said that the auto business is not a "business" such as grocery stores or hospitals. Tesla will be allowed to maintain "minimum operations in Alameda County health order," though.

BuzzFeed News also said the company has the right to work with a quarter of its usual workforce during the coronavirus outbreak. In an effort to help workers practice social distancing, Tesla of Fremont, Calif., is temporarily cutting its workforce from 10 to 000.

If the situation in the US worsens further, expect other businesses to be called upon to help the government in its efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

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