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Elon Musk delivers hundreds of ventilators bought in China to US

Elon Musk delivers hundreds of ventilators bought in China to US
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Tesla CEO Elon MuskElon Reeve MuskWhatsApp delays controversial privacy update Fringe social networks boosted after mob attack NASA's Europa Clipper has been liberated from the Space Launch System MORE on Monday announced that the electric car company had bought hundreds of ventilators, a medical device crucial to combating severe cases of the coronavirus, from China and shipped them to the U.S.

"China had an oversupply, so we bought 1255 FDA-approved ResMed, Philips & Medtronic ventilators on Friday night & airshipped them to LA," Musk tweeted late Monday night.

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The move by Tesla comes as different manufacturing industries, including auto, are pitching in to help fight against COVID-19. Along with personal protective equipment like masks and gowns, ventilators are a product many hospitals around the U.S. have said are in dire shortage.

California Gov. Gavin NewsomGavin NewsomFeehery: To move past Trump, Republicans have to think local The Hill's Morning Report - An inauguration like no other READ: Harris letter resigning from Senate ahead of inauguration MORE (D) confirmed Tuesday that Musk had given California, one of the states hit hardest by COVID-19, 1,000 ventilators.

There are more than 46,000 confirmed cases of the virus in the U.S. with almost 600 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.