Several industries in the United States dedicated their facilities to the production of medical supplies to mitigate shortages, because of the CCP Virus pandemic.
One of them is the well-known MyPillow pillow and bedding factory, which now devotes 75% of its capacity to producing face masks for the protection of health care workers in hospitals across the country, as announced on March 24 in a tweet.
“MyPillow is excited to announce that we are now manufacturing face masks for hospitals across the country!” it was announced. The products will not be available for sale to the public.
The company estimates it will go from producing 10,000 units a day to 50,000 soon, according to Fox 9.
MyPillow is excited to announce that we are now manufacturing face masks for hospitals across the country! pic.twitter.com/KcW4L7i9WC
— MyPillow (@MyPillowUSA) March 24, 2020
Mike Lindell, the company’s founder, is a follower of U.S. President Donald Trump, who congratulated his country’s companies for the solidarity they have shown in incorporating the supplies required to meet the needs of citizens in this health crisis into their production.
The Ford Motor Company oriented part of its capacity to the production of ventilators, respirators, facial protectors, and masks.
“As America’s largest producer of vehicles and top employer of autoworkers, Ford stands ready to help the administration in any way we can, including the possibility of producing ventilators and other equipment,” Ford said recently.
Also, Stuart Carlitz, president and CEO of mattress company Eclipse International shared the decision to produce face masks, in support of the needs of New York state.
“My first thought was that’s really terrible that people would take advantage of this time to profit,” Carlitz said after hearing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo talk about the high prices he was being charged for masks.
Their production will be donated to a hospital in New Brunswick, N.J., the state where the company’s headquarters are located, according to Fox News.
Other companies that will also manufacture masks are the Tablecloth Company in Paterson, N.J.; the apron company Hedley & Bennett; Hanes; Los Angeles Apparel; and Michael Costello and Karla Colletto Swimwear.
Additionally, to combat the economic impact caused by the CCP Virus, the Senate on March 25 passed a bill creating a $2 trillion fund.
Despite the urgency to make those resources available, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), said quick approval is unlikely.
“That’s not gonna work,” she told reporters. “Republicans have told us that’s not possible from their side. … What I’d like to see … because this a $2 trillion bill—I’d like to see a good debate on the floor.”
In the United States, 54,453 people have been infected and 737 have died from the CCP Virus.