How Car Companies are Helping to Produce Medical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Ford, General Motors, and Tesla Motors have teamed with medical and personal protective equipment manufacturers to ramp up production and supply of critically needed items related to the coronavirus pandemic. Ford and General Motors have initiated cooperative ventures with a number of medical device makers to produce ventilators, respirators, and face shields.
Ventilators are used to combat the effects of respiratory failure with potentially life-saving therapy to increase oxygen flow in patients suffering from COVID-19. Respirators and face shields are used to protect healthcare workers and others from the airborne transmission of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. All three products are in short supply due to the rapid onset and scale of the epidemic.