Coronavirus: Tesla’s Elon Musk Donates Ventilators To Hospitals

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Tesla CEO has tweeted that his company is ready to provide free FDA-approved ventilators as the world grapples with the  pandemic.

Elon Musk is giving out free ventilators to hospitals
Elon Musk is giving out free ventilators to hospitals

In his most recent tweet, Musk said that is ready to ship ventilators that across the world — areas that are within Tesla delivery regions — but only on one condition. Musk said that the ventilators must be needed immediately and not for storing in warehouses for future.

Musk tweeted, “We have extra FDA-approved ventilators. Will ship to hospitals worldwide within Tesla delivery regions. Device & shipping cost are free. Only requirement is that the vents are needed immediately for patients, not stored in a warehouse. Please me or @Tesla know.”

Last month, Musk had tweeted that making ventilators isn’t difficult but cannot be done instantly. He had tweeted, “Tesla makes cars with sophisticated hvac systems. makes spacecraft with life support systems. Ventilators are not difficult, but cannot be produced instantly. Which hospitals have these shortages you speak of right now?” To this, City mayor Bill de Blasio had replied to Musk saying that New York would be buying.

As per Musk’s Twitter feed, Tesla has donated 40 ventilators to a hospital in Queens, New York. Musk in a separate tweet said that he was happy to help and more ventilators are available “if needed”.

In the last couple of weeks as the pandemic has grown, Musk’s views have changed drastically. Earlier, he had tweeted that the panic over coronavirus was dumb and faced a lot of criticism over his views.

A couple of days after, he had posted a tweet, which included a research paper highlighting the use of a drug that could cure the coronavirus. Tesla has shut down its plants in the US and it was reported that two of its employees had caught the coronavirus.

Samuel Nelson
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