It hasn't taken long for people to start questioning how Elon Musk is planning to help during this pandemic, In fact, more and more people are criticizing celebrities about what they're actually doing to help...
Well, a few days ago the star has revealed exactly what he plans on doing. Although some questioned his ability to achieve it, it seems he has managed to pull it off.
There isn't a person on the planet who doesn't know who Elon Musk is.Being the founder, CEO and Chief Engineering Designer of SpaceX and Tesla, he has an awful lot going for him.
But he had a little bit of an accident last year...When unveiling Tesla's latest Cyber truck design in November, Musk got, for lack of a better word, a bit cocky.
He claimed that the automobile was unbreakable...
via: Getty ImagesSo confident in the shatterproof design, he asked Tesla design chief Franz von Holshausen to throw a ball at the Cybertrucks window.
The car wasn't a hit.
"It worked in rehearsals..."
Franz throws steel ball at Cybertruck window right before launch. Guess we have some improvements to make before pr… https://t.co/CKb9LTjydR— Elon Musk (@Elon Musk)1574482077.0
Despite this, Elon Musk is certainly a man who knows what he's doing... most of the time.
via: Getty ImagesMusk is a seriously smart guy, and it wouldn't shock us if the Cybertruck is the future of automobiles.
This week, Musk has weighed in on the pandemic...
via: Getty ImagesAnd he isn't planning on sitting back.
Although it's not been without a nudge from good old Twitter.
@elonmusk @fawadchaudhry Please repurpose your factory to make ventilators which are needed ASAP. I am a Tesla owne… https://t.co/vB6MCjVvty— Raja Sohail Abbas (@Raja Sohail Abbas)1584589791.0
@suhaylabbas @fawadchaudhry We will make ventilators if there is a shortage— Elon Musk (@Elon Musk)1584589949.0
Musk is following in the footsteps of other motor companies who are also promising to help.
In fact, people are less than impressed with his response.
@elonmusk @suhaylabbas @fawadchaudhry Elon, WE NEED VENTILATORS, we need them asap. Right now, I have folks home SE… https://t.co/YQ0afY8tB5— K. Sennholz MD (@K. Sennholz MD)1584593392.0
A few days ago, Elon Musk said his company is considering building ventilators.
@SteveHamel16 @JordanWells33 @hereforthecom19 @ScottWapnerCNBC Yup, China had an oversupply, so we bought 1255 FDA-… https://t.co/K7ky34mmiV— Elon Musk (@Elon Musk)1585017463.0
The company bought 1,255 ventilators from China on Friday.And have shipped them all to Los Angeles. Musk thanked Tesla's team in China, China's Customs Authority and LAX customs for "acting so swiftly."
California Governor, Gavin Newsom, said that 1,000 ventilators have arrived from Tesla.
@elonmusk @SteveHamel16 @JordanWells33 @hereforthecom19 @ScottWapnerCNBC This is @elonmusk keeping up his promise… https://t.co/u4vjMbc8nZ— Pranay Pathole (@Pranay Pathole)1585018193.0
The ventilators are extremely important.
Today, Instacart and Amazon workers walked off the job because the companies profiting from their labor are endange… https://t.co/zYTscLFyYD— Meagan Day (@Meagan Day)1585591128.0
Musk's focus on ventilators came at the same time as Tesla had to shut its factory in California.
Engineering update on the Tesla ventilator— Tesla (@Tesla)1586128715.0
Other tech giants have joined the fight against the virus.
#MDTisMobilizing with @elonmusk. Our collaboration with @Tesla / SpaceX is bearing fruit. @SpaceX is now making a v… https://t.co/LboIesaQA6— Medtronic (@Medtronic)1586011803.0
Musk isn't the first celebrity to receive backlash about their role during this pandemic.
@elonmusk @suhaylabbas @fawadchaudhry There is a shortage. Why aren’t you making them?— Ian Miles Cheong (@Ian Miles Cheong)1584593728.0