Elon Musk 'gives 1,255 ventilators to LA'


24th March, 2020 03:23:25 printer

Elon Musk 'gives 1,255 ventilators to LA'

Tesla boss Elon Musk says he has donated 1,255 ventilators to officials in Los Angeles to meet demand as the pandemic becomes more severe.

In a tweet, he said he had helped acquire the machines from China last week and arranged for them to be brought to the US.

The billionaire had been an outspoken sceptic of the severity of the coronavirus clampdown, calling the reaction to the outbreak “dumb” and wrongly claiming that children are "essentially immune", despite evidence that it can be serious for some minors.