Fans made with Tesla will not arrive on time: New York governor
NEW YORK: That Tesla CEO Elon musk promised he won't be ready in time for pandemic, says New York governor Andrew Cuomo .
"The problem with ventilator construction is the supply chain, that's General Motors, that's Ford, that's Elon musk . I don't care how big and how powerful," Cuomo said during the daily press briefing on Sunday.
New York has become the epicenter of the fight against COVID-19, with more than 122,000 cases in the state and 4,159 deaths.
Frankly, his (Musk's) time frame doesn't work for our immediate vertex, because if we're talking two or 10 days, you're not going to be fans at that point, Cuomo told the media.
He continued to defend his plan to store what fans and other resources the country has.
There is no other way to do it. I cannot say to a hospital, 'I will send you all the supplies you need, I will send you all the fans you need.' We don't have them, said the governor of New York.
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Cuomo announced that, for the first time in days, the state has seen fewer deaths.
There's something a little different in the data today, Cuomo said, as state officials reported 594 new deaths, up from 630 on Saturday.
The governor stressed that it was still too early to say what that means in the long term.
Recently shared an image on Twitter thanking Musk and Tesla for delivering 40 ventilators to Elmhurst Hospital in Queens.
Musk announced that he and his companies have access to additional FDA-approved ventilators that can be shipped free of charge to hospitals within regions where the electric car maker delivers.