Elon Musk Delivers 1,255 Ventilators To California After Buying ‘Oversupply’ From China

Gov. Gavin Newsom said during a press conference yesterday the Tesla boss had made good on his pledge to provide medical equipment in the wake of the novel coronavirus outbreak.

“Elon Musk, how about this?” Newsom said. “I told you a few days ago that he was likely to have a thousand ventilators this week. They arrived in Los Angeles and [Musk] is already working with the hospital association and others to get those ventilators out in real time. It’s a heroic effort.”

Musk said the devices were purchased from China and airlifted to the state, tweeting: “China had an oversupply, so we bought 1255 FDA-approved ResMed, Philips & Medtronic ventilators on Friday night and airshipped them to LA. If you want a free ventilator installed, please let us know!”


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