NY Gov. Blasts US Prez For Not Using Defense Production Act: ‘Act Like It’s A War’
Gov. Andrew Cuomo at a 24 March press conference ripped Donald Trump, questioning why the president has not yet pulled the trigger on the Defense Production Act to force manufacturers to make critically needed medical products, including ventilators.
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President Trump on 27 March finally pulled the trigger on using his powers under the Defense Production Act, forcing General Motors Co. to manufacture medical ventilators. The only thing is, GM is already doing that.
Medical device industry advocacy group AdvaMed sent a letter on 24 March to FEMA administrator Peter Gaynor asking for US centralization of the medical ventilator procurement and allocation process. The goal is to ensure that the ventilators are distributed where they’re needed most during the coronavirus pandemic.
Ford Races To The Rescue: US Auto Maker Partners With GE, 3M To Make Ventilators, Respirators During COVID-19 Crisis
Ford Motor Co. announced partnerships on 24 March with GE Healthcare and 3M Co. to manufacture much-needed medical ventilators and respirators. The auto maker also said it’s developing and testing plastic face shields for health care workers.