Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said his company’s New York factory will open “as soon as humanly possible” to produce ventilators that can help treat severe cases of COVID-19.
Musk, who announced the move on Twitter, said that his staff would “do anything in our power to help the citizens of New York” during the outbreak of novel coronavirus that has resulted in a “pause” of all non-essential services. There have been over 30,000 positive cases confirmed in the state.
COVID-19 is a new illness without a cure that affects the lungs and airways. Officials have warned that ventilators, needed to help patients breathe, remain in short supply.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said yesterday his state needs at least 30,000 ventilators to manage the number of patients projected to seek medical help as infections peak.
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