(FinancialHealth.net) – The US medical supply arsenal needs ventilators to fight the war against COVID-19. President Donald Trump invoked the Defense Production Act on March 18 to speed up production of vital medical supplies, so we don’t face a shortage. Now, billionaire entrepreneur, Elon Musk, is stepping in to help too.
The coronavirus is a respiratory illness that causes severe breathing problems. Many of the people sickened by the virus end up on ventilators that breathe for them while their lungs heal.
In a tweet, Musk, the founder and CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, said he’s willing to build the breathing machines if there’s a shortage.
Tesla makes cars with sophisticated hvac systems. SpaceX 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?
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 19, 2020
Musk has helped people in times of crisis before. The CEO provided water filtration systems to Flint, MI schools in 2018, so kids would have lead-free water to drink. That same year, he also built a submarine to rescue the youth soccer team that was stuck in a Thai cave. The rescuers ultimately didn’t use it but were appreciative nonetheless.
COVID-19 has infected nearly 20,000 Americans as of March 21. Of those infected, 279 are dead, and those numbers increase daily. At times like this, it’s important that we all come together to help one another, and Musk is doing just that.
~Here’s to Your Financial Health!
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