The creator of Tesla and SpaceX, Ilon Musk, donated over a thousand Chinese-made ventilators to California hospitals.
The head of Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk, donated 1255 ventilators to the US state of California. About it he wrote on Twitter today.
“Over-supply has appeared in China, so Friday night [20 марта] We bought 1255 ResMed, Philips & Medtronic mechanical ventilators and delivered them to Los Angeles. If you want to install a free mechanical ventilation, please let us know, “Musk said.
Yup, China had an oversupply, so we bought 1255 FDA-approved ResMed, Philips & Medtronic ventilators on Friday night & airshipped them to LA. If you want a free ventilator installed, please let us know!
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 24, 2020
On March 19, Musk said that his companies would manufacture ventilators. He explained that, compared to other products manufactured by his companies, ventilators are not so complicated.
An outbreak of COVID-19 coronavirus infection began in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. March 11 World Health Organization announced the spread of coronavirus pandemic.
As of this morning, 381,499 people have been infected with coronavirus infection worldwide. 16 557 people became victims of COVID-19, 101 794 – were cured. This is evidenced by the data of Johns Hopkins University.
In the United States, 46,438 are infected, 586 are dead.
In Ukraine, as of March 23, officially confirmed 73 cases of infection coronavirus. Three people died, one recovered. In the evening, the chief sanitary doctor of Ukraine Viktor Lyashko said that during the day in the country tentatively 10 new cases confirmed coronavirus infection, the exact information will be known on the morning of March 24.
Respiratory failure is one of the most serious complications of COVID-19. In the case of its development, the patient is connected to a ventilator. In this regard, hospitals around the world are experiencing a shortage of mechanical ventilation devices.