Musk offers to make ventilators to help coronavirus patients

Musk offers to make ventilators to help coronavirus patients

Elon Musk has offered to make ventilators amid a fear of shortage in the ongoing coronavirus crisis. ’We will make ventilators if there is a shortage’, tweeted Musk. His tweet quickly received a rush of excited praise as well as ridicule. Some slammed him for saying ’if there is a shortage’ pointing to authorities having indicated a shortage already present.

Kathy
Kathy
VanityCulture_
VanityCulture_ 1 months

Elon for president 2024!

pseudo
pseudo 1 months

Pedro will build you a cake or something

Flitch
Flitch 1 months

He may be a douche alot of the time, but can't deny he's stepping up.

David
David 1 months

Sounds like a guy cashing in on a crisis for positive publicity. If he were serious and genuinely concerned it would have already been in motion.

IvoryDove
IvoryDove 1 months

The subassembly components, pc boards, sheet metal, rubber o-rings, specialized mechanical and material elements... They don't magically appear. I've designed and built products. They take months for suppliers to to tool up. Then months to build, test and confirm that the manufacturing process is reliable.

Fawn
Fawn 1 months

There's only a shortage because hospitals don't want to PAY for new ventilators. The shortage is a falsehood of hysteria

Lexus
Lexus 1 months

"if needed" well, maybe better start now instead of when needed...

dan
dan 1 months

California just shut down his plant this is probably a reaction to that. That said the guy is probably sincere about it but wants to throw it in the faces of the people that shut him down

Jack
Jack 1 months

Just do it.

Lev
Lev 1 months

WELL I have a more practical suggestion there is a great company VENTEC LIFE SYSTEMS in Washington state that makes world-class medical ventilators with built-in oxygen concentrators which is pretty much everything any medical personnel could want and trying to save someone's life with the help of a ventilators. THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO NEED TO REINVENT THE WHEEL MR. MUSK SHOULD JUST BUY THEM HEAD TO TOE AND THEN CLONE THEIR PRODUCTION TO PRODUCE 20 THOUSAND A MONTH INSTEAD OF 150 VENTILATORS THEY'RE MAKING RIGHT NOW. IF THIS COMPANY EVER GOES PUBLIC THE STOCK MARKET IS GOING TO LOSE THEIR MIND.

Sir_Kutz
Sir_Kutz 1 months

I’m usually in this dude court. However what’s with the “if” there IS a short supply. If he said we ARe making ventilators then maybe I would see this a some bs pr.

david dindu
david dindu 1 months

like his submarine he never intended on making any

James Villalobos
James Villalobos 1 months

Like a week ago he was calling Coronavirus a nothingburger. Well, you can't fault the guy for being stubborn in the face of additional evidence, just for spouting off before he gathers the evidence.

John W
John W 1 months

I think he just needs to contact the governments or hospitals directly. doing it publicly just brings out the trolls and may sayers, that re sabotaging all the efforts anyways for click bait.

Jason
Jason 1 months

I agree he should get on it right now not wait to be asked to.

KOAN.
KOAN. 1 months

Wait wasn’t Elon calling this a nothing burger last week?

J
J 1 months

Yes they will be needed. Our government is downplaying the situation and not giving any real answers to our medical professionals. Our medical professionals are networking and sharing information to and receive information from medical professionals in other countries. The CDC is not doing their job because those that werent fired have no idea what to do. Scary shite theater!

Adam
Adam 1 months

Good on Elon but still, this kind of smacks of the cave torpedo fiasco that ended with him calling an actual hero a pedophile... Remember folks, he's still human, and as imperfect as the rest of us. But still, awesome, if he follows through.

Michael Hedderson
Michael Hedderson 1 months

So Elon, it's no longer just a flu eh as you watched your stock price crash and burn like everything else? Now you wanna build ventilators. Good. But we heard what you said before you realised the changing direction of the wind. Now, get to work!

John W
John W 1 months

In Italy they made thier own parts on 3d printer but company that could not produce them filed claim to block them. we need to pass laws to block these greedy companies. https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/17/21184308/coronavirus-italy-medical-company-threatens-sue-3d-print-valves-treatments Volunteers produce 3D-printed valves for life-saving coronavirus treatments Volunteers made the valves for about $1

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