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America needs more ventilators to fight coronavirus. Can U.S. automakers re-tool in time?

April 16, 2020 | 12:28 PM GMT
Big automakers are racing to re-tool in order to make ventilators and other medical gear to fight coronavirus. But switching from vehicles to a printer-sized ventilator isn’t so easy. And it hasn’t been easy in the past. During World War II, it took 18 months for industry to ramp up and take on wartime production.