Nathan Bomey, USA TODAY Published 4:22 p.m. ET March 22, 2020 CLOSE Automakers are thinking about making ventilators at their plants to help in the battle against the coronavirus. It’s an idea that at least one expert says comes with some complications. (March 20) AP DomesticAutomakers are taking steps to help boost production of key medical equipment necessary to help combat the spread of the coronavirus.General Motors and Tesla are devoting resources to help solve the nation’s shortage of ventilators, which are critically needed to treat COVID-19. Ford Motor is also weighing plans to do so.It was not immediately clear how quickly the automakers could ramp up production on ventilators.President Donald Trump on Sunday hailed the companies, which have temporarily shut down American automotive capacity.”Ford, General Motors and Tesla are being given the go ahead to make ventilators and other metal products, FAST!” he said on Twitter. “Go for it auto execs, lets see how good you are?”Ford, General Motors and Tesla are being given the go ahead to make ventilators and other metal products, FAST! @fema Go for it auto execs, lets see how good you are? @RepMarkMeadows@GOPLeader@senatemajldr— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 22, 2020The Food and Drug Administration said


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