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Keep in mind this?
Elon Musk says he’ll have 1,200 ventilators able to ship this week
By Mike Wall – Area.com Senior Author 15 days in the past
Effectively, that was quick.
Final Wednesday (March 18), SpaceX and Tesla chief Elon Musk supplied to begin manufacturing ventilators for coronavirus sufferers if want be. Medical practitioners and politicians urged him to take action, stressing that many hospitals across the nation may have a scarcity of respiratory machines because the pandemic progresses.
The “Ventilators” in Tesla’s Huge Coronavirus Donation Have been Really BPAP Machines
The machines proven in a photograph look like units for treating sleep apnea.
Apr 2, 2020 at four:38PM
Tesla‘s (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Elon Musk shocked the nation on March 23 when he introduced he had — as if by magic — procured 1,255 ventilators from China, and was delivery them to medical facilities within the U.S.
However in keeping with a narrative first reported by the Monetary Instances, it appears that evidently the “ventilators” Musk promised aren’t the kind of ventilators which might be most wanted…and in reality aren’t often known as “ventilators” in any respect! They’re truly BPAP machines, sometimes used to deal with sleep apnea.
On Wednesday, a bunch known as NYC Well being + Hospitals tweeted a photograph of their Tesla “ventilator” cargo, which clearly confirmed a BPAP machine, a kind of non-invasive ventilator. Non-invasive ventilators like BPAP and CPAP machines push pressurized air into the lungs from exterior the physique. They aren’t life-support units, and often price lower than $1,000.
The Motley Idiot
THIS CPAP MACHINE IS SIMILAR TO THE BPAP MACHINES PROCURED BY TESLA. IT FORCES AIR INTO THE LUNGS THROUGH AN EXTERNAL MASK AS OPPOSED TO AN INTERNAL TUBE, TECHNICALLY MAKING IT A TYPE OF “NON-INVASIVE” VENTILATOR. IMAGE SOURCE: GETTY IMAGES. The Motley Idiot
I put on a CPAP. It really works nice on sleep apnea (loud night breathing). I even have bronchial asthma. When my allergic reactions are appearing up and aggravating the bronchial asthma, I can’t put on the CPAP. A CPAP usually simply covers your nostril. A BiPAP or BPAP covers each the nostril and mouth. A BPAP might be higher than nothing, however it seems that we not want simply “higher than nothing.”
Talking of Tesla
Tesla to chop salaries, furlough staff as COVID-19 shutdowns anticipated to final till Could four
Kirsten Korosec 11:17 pm CDT • April 7, 2020
Tesla will droop manufacturing at its U.S. factories till at the least Could four as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, prompting the corporate to chop pay for salaried staff between 10% and 30% and furlough staff, in keeping with an inner e-mail despatched Tuesday night time and considered by TechCrunch.
Pay cuts for salaried staff — which ranges from 30% for vice presidents, 20% for director-level executives and 10% for the remaining workforce — is predicted to be in place till the tip of the second quarter, in keeping with the e-mail. The wage cuts and furloughs will start April 13. Staff who can’t do business from home and haven’t been assigned important onsite positions might be furloughed till Could four, in keeping with the e-mail.
“Whereas we’re persevering with to maintain solely minimal important operations operating, we count on to renew regular manufacturing at our U.S. amenities on Could four, barring any vital adjustments,” the e-mail from Tesla’s human sources division head Valerie Workman. “Till that point, it’s important we take motion to make sure we stay on observe to realize our long-term plans.”
$20-30/bbl oil may truly be worse for Tesla than it’s for oil firms, notably people who have strong hedge positions. And it’s in all probability worse for them than ChiCom-19… Oil and gasoline will nonetheless be low cost on May4.