As of today, the number of COVID-19 cases, otherwise known as coronavirus, has reached 140,904 in the U.S. with 2,405 recorded deaths – according to the report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention dated March 30, 2020.
With that number, the U.S. needs all the help it could get in order to fight the dreaded pandemic. Ford has confirmed that it is now working with GE Healthcare to produce 50,000 ventilators in its Rawsonville plant in Michigan.
The ventilator’s design would be coming from Airon Corp., which is a company specializing in high-tech pneumatic life support products. With Ford’s manufacturing capabilities and GE Healthcare’s clinical expertise, the ventilators are expected to be made as quickly as possible in order to meet the growing demand in the country.
Of note, the GE/Airon Model A-E ventilator is designed for quick setup and can be deployed in an emergency room setting. It operates on air pressure with the need for…