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100K ventilators to be distributed in next 100 days, says Trump

In the next 100 days, the U.S. will make or get 100,000 additional ventilators to be distributed.

News 12 Staff

Mar 27, 2020, 7:03 PM

Updated 1,543 days ago

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100K ventilators to be distributed in next 100 days, says Trump
BRIEFING UPDATES:
-"Millions" of pieces of equipment have been sent to states, said President Donald Trump.
-Trump issued an executive order that seeks to force General Motors to produce ventilators for coronavirus patients under the Defense Production Act.
-Trump said the task force is working to sign contractors with major ventilator companies.
-29,000 ventilators are delivered each year, said Trump. In the next 100 days, the U.S. will make or get 100,000 additional ventilators to be distributed. 
-Boeing is offering use of its cargo plane, which is the "largest in the world," said Trump, in order to distribute supplies. 
-$2.2 trillion relief package was signed into law by Trump Friday afternoon.
-"We're working on vaccines ... cures," said Trump.
-Free COVID-19 app on iPhone can answer questions about symptoms and whether someone should get tested.
-Trump said he is "in awe" of the American people who have stepped up during this time.
-The U.S. has done more tests than any other country, according to the president.
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