VIDEO: America responds: Automaker using auto parts to design respirators for coronavirus fight

MARCH 24, 2020

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The Ford F-150 has joined the coronavirus fight.

Ford is helping 3M redesign the powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR) that it makes for first responders and health care workers to protect them from contracting the virus while treating patients.

The article goes on to state the following:

The new device incorporates a fan normally used to for ventilated F-150 seats, 3M HEPA filters and power tool batteries for portability. Ford is looking into the feasibility of manufacturing them at an initial rate of 1,000 units per month at the Advanced Manufacturing Center, where it currently 3D-prints brake parts for the Mustang Shelby GT500, with plans to quickly expand production beyond that number.

The report states that Ford has also “started producing transparent face shields to protect health care workers from bodily fluids and expects to be manufacturing them at a rate of 100,000 per week by next week.”

As of noon Tuesday, there were 49,594 known cases of coronavirus in the United States, with 622 deaths.

New York has skyrocket to the top of the list in the U.S., with 25,665 cases of coronavirus and 210 deaths.

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Republican senator Ted Cruz tweeted, “This is good news and will help save countless lives. Thank you.”

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