Steven Collis, AmerisourceBergen CEO, joins “Squawk Alley” to discuss the surge in demand for medical supplies amid the coronavirus outbreak.
General Motors and Ford are studying whether they can use their auto factories to support production of ventilators and other medical equipment to help combat the coronavirus pandemic sweeping across the nation.
GM CEO Mary Barra spoke with the Trump administration Wednesday about the automaker’s decision to pause production, the company said in a statement.
“She also indicated GM is working to help find solutions for the nation during this difficult time and has offered to help, and we are already studying how we can potentially support production of medical equipment like ventilators,” according to the statement.
Ford also confirmed the company has had preliminary discussions with the government and is looking into the feasibility of producing medical equipment.
“As America’s largest producer of vehicles and top employer of autoworkers, Ford stands ready to help the administration in any way we can, including the possibility of producing ventilators and other equipment,” a spokesperson said in an email.
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