GM tried to get this going even earlier but was stopped by Trump's political hack appointee at FEMA.
"Inside G.M.’s Race to Build Ventilators, Before Trump’s Attack "The automaker and its partner, Ventec, had spent more than a week figuring out how to make thousands of the lifesaving devices when the White House said G.M. was “wasting time.”
One has to look at Trump's opposition to every effort by NSC, US scientists and US industry and US states to fight the virus as more than just incompetence and more as enemy action. The Putin president delivering the takedown of US economy.
Solid evidence of Russian cyberattacks during the US election to help elect Mr. Trump the least qualified person in the GOP field.