Trump Urges Car Companies To Make Ventilators Without Imposing Defense Production Act
You just agreed with Kevyn for gods sake "but they are looking into it" They haven't done it yet, just looking into it !! Trump said he heard they're already doing it ! Trumps statements are lies, not Kevyns !! Watch what they do, not what they say !! Talk is cheep, actions tell the truth !!
President Trump gave Ford, Tesla, and GM the "go ahead" to produce respiratory ventilators. And, they are working on it.
In case you didn't know this, a respiratory ventilator is not a wind up toy, it is a sophisticated machine that cannot be manufactured overnight.
Moreover, it is the state governments, i.e., governors, who are responsible for preparing their states for such contingencies. State governments certify hospitals, clinics, and medical facilities within their state, they regulate them, approve expansion of them, authorize upgrades in medical equipment and supplies. State governments license physicians, nurses, and other medical professionals. This is not the responsibility of the federal government.
It is telling that the hardest hit states - New York, California, Washington, New Jersey - are all run by democrats. With over half the cases of COVID-19, NY is the epicenter of this pandemic.
Due to prior viral outbreaks such as the flu and Ebola, governor Cuomo was told that NY needed to beef up the state's defense. He rejected the proposal.
Because of this emergency and the failure of state governments to prepare for such contingencies, president Trump asked the said companies to expedite their efforts to manufacture ventilators.