Skip to comments.Kudlow says GM CEO offers to make ventilators in shuttered auto factories
Posted on 03/18/2020 4:45:10 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Wednesday that General Motors CEO Mary Barra offered the automakers shuttered factories to produce ventilators to address the coronavirus crisis.
Barra reportedly made several suggestions for how GM could assist the government, including using factory space for ventilator production, a person familiar with the matter told Bloomberg, adding that the government has yet to formally request the use of GM facilities.
The automaker is working to help find solutions for the nation during this difficult time and has offered to help, and we are already studying how we can potentially support production of medical equipment like ventilators, GM spokeswoman Jeannine Ginivan told Reuters.
It remains unclear how long it would take for the manufacturer to develop ventilator manufacturing capabilities, but such a move has precedent both for the company and the coronavirus pandemic.
GM and other auto manufacturers revamped plants for tank production during World War II, while a number of companies have offered assistance during the pandemic in China, including Apple, Foxconn and joint venture automaker SAIC-GM-Wuling Automobile Co., which said they had developed production lines for manufacturing medical clothing and masks, according to Reuters.
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Very post-Pearl Harbor. Smart.
I wonder if parts of an auto could be easily converted to make those ventilators. Ill bet some engineers could figure it out. Something we are already making
That’s exactly what I was suggesting.
When this is over, store the surplus in warehouses ready for the next pandemic.
The Swine flu if I recall correctly, over half a million people died, 600,000 I believe and this was at the tail end of the GW Bush backstabber Presidency and the start of the B.Hussein caliphate, 2008/2009 yet I cannot recall whatsoever any hysterics by the public or the media, at least not on this scale. Why is that? Was it because GW was not up for reelection or because he was such a RINO they gave him a pass?
Government Motors - pretty sure theyre obligated
So this is how the Arsenal of Democracy prepares to win the war?
Seems more like a “retooling” for remaining in a defensive posture.
This brought a tear to my eye for some reason.
>>>The Swine flu if I recall correctly, over half a million people died, 600,000 I believe and this was at the tail end of the GW Bush backstabber Presidency and the start of the B.Hussein caliphate, 2008/2009 yet I cannot recall whatsoever any hysterics by the public or the media, at least not on this scale. Why is that? Was it because GW was not up for reelection or because he was such a RINO they gave him a pass?
How many required a bed in the ICU? Despite those numbers, I don’t recall stories of hospitals being overrun and triaging patients. Did that happen and it wasn’t reported?
It started in 2009 if I remember correctly, cause I was working in a school district and it was a big big deal at the time. We were already working on closing school and I developed a primitive “distance learning” web classrooms so teachers and students can pass work between themselves and have classes.
Obama was President and I remember NOBODY blamed or called it the Obama virus because it wasn’t a political.
These days everything is political because the left can’t get over the fact that she lost.
“I cannot recall whatsoever any hysterics by the public or the media, at least not on this scale. Why is that?”
Barack Hussein Obama was ... wait for it ... BLACK.
The irony here is that they may never go back to being auto plants.
My gosh someone couldn’t have come with a more never could happen movie script 6 months ago.
“Car factories are shut down and are retooled to make ventilators for the thousands of of people suffering from a exotic virus from China”
This is nuts to be happening.
Occam’s razor on FR -
many, many countries, including some of the largest adversaries of the US, shut down their economies to try to contain a virus.
Swine flu is dangerous but mostly a known quantity. This thing has never been seen by Western science before now. We are still learning about it.
Maybe the story was never written.
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