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In times of crisis, companies have been known to turn on a dime to produce whatever’s most needed at a given moment.

Detroit automakers churned out all manner of jeeps, armoured cars, and tank killers during World War 2, with American office supplier Remington Rand cranking out .45-calibre Colt 1911 pistols. The Singer sewing machine company made its own batch of 1911s during WWI.

The threat facing the globe right now is not militaristic in nature, but it does pose a clear danger to everyone. It also knows no borders. As the world (in many cases, belatedly) moves to counter the threat of COVID-19, UK automakers might be pressed into service making a different kind of product.

What saves COVID-19 victims? Ventilators — and there’s not nearly enough of them.



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UK Automakers Being Tagged To Build Ventilators To Combat War On Coronavirus - Why Isn't The US Doing The Same?

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