Tesla CEO Elon Musk supplies California hospitals with 1,255 ventilators

March 24, 2020

After being prompted on Twitter to help aid the nationwide ventilator shortage, Tesla & SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has bought 1,255 ventilators to be distributed for free to California hospitals.

Musk tweeted, β€œChina had an oversupply, so we bought 1255 FDA-approved ResMed, Philips & Medtronic ventilators on Friday night & airshipped them to LA.” California Governor Gavin Newsom made the announcement in a press conference Monday, calling the exchange β€œa heroic effort."

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