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Posted by: thepinetree on 03/29/2020 03:23 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 03/29/2020 09:33 PM
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Governor Newsom and Mayor Liccardo Tour Bloom Energy, Which is Refurbishing Ventilators for Use in California Hospitals During COVID-19 Outbreak

Sunnyvale, CA...Today, Governor Gavin Newson and San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo toured the Bloom Energy ventilator refurbishing site in Sunnyvale. Through a partnership with the state, Bloom Energy has transformed its production facility to quickly refurbish life-saving ventilators to provide California with the critical equipment it needs to prepare for a potential surge in COVID-19 patients.

Governor Newsom, Mayor Liccardo and Bloom Energy CEO KR Sridhar visit ventilator refurbishing site in Sunnyvale

Bloom Energy is among the many businesses partnering with the state to assist Californians as COVID-19 continues to spread.

“Across our state, companies big and small are stepping up to meet this moment, and assist our efforts to respond to this crisis,” said Governor Newsom. “California has always been a leader in innovation, and to see this innovation and these incredible resources being used to ensure the people on the front lines of COVID-19 have the resources they need to save lives embodies California’s giving spirit.”

At the onset of the pandemic, California had approximately 7,500 ventilators across its hospital systems. The state set a goal of adding an additional 10,000 ventilators. To date, the state has added 4,252 ventilators, approximately 1,000 of which needed to be refurbished. Through a partnership with the state, Bloom Energy is working to refurbish ventilators in real time. Yesterday, Bloom Energy refurbished 80 ventilators and it expects to refurbish an additional 120 ventilators today.

After Los Angeles received 170 ventilators from the federal stockpile that weren’t working, California quickly got a truck yesterday to deliver them to Bloom Energy for repair. They are due to be returned to Los Angeles on Monday, fully functional

Additionally, more than 350 businesses and manufacturers in California reached out to offer to re-tool their facilities to make medical supplies and essential products during this crisis. Some of them include The Gap and St. John Knits making masks, gowns and scrubs for hospital workers; and Anheuser-Busch and other distilleries pivoting operations to produce hand sanitizer for California food banks and vulnerable seniors.


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Best to stay home. Don't listen to the racist Citidiot.
Posted on: 2020-03-29 18:31:39   By: Anonymous
So now there is theory if you survive the virus will destroy your Testis and Kidneys.

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Just what we needed
Posted on: 2020-03-29 21:05:02   By: Anonymous
Oh thank god that we have our ineffective president so that when he gives California equipment from the federal stockpiles, he gives us vents that don't even work. I understand you hate Californians, but you are killing people Donald.

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    In case you forgot, yuo tdiot.
    Posted on: 2020-03-29 21:18:20   By: Anonymous
    The Chinese created this bioweapon, not our President.

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      Re: In case you forgot, yuo tdiot.
      Posted on: 2020-03-30 06:06:46   By: Anonymous
      Maybe California should have prepared for this instead of building the bullet train, not improving our dams, putting billions of dollars to helping illegal aliens, and the list goes on and on. The Democrates are the party of complete incompetence.

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        Re: Any Twosome
        Posted on: 2020-03-30 07:45:10   By: Anonymous
        Gavin and Aunt Pelosi are two of the most caring people on this planet! He wanting always to vent and she at the ready to fund caziness. We are so lucky to have such caring politicians on the LEFT---NOT!!!

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          Re: Any Twosome
          Posted on: 2020-03-30 09:57:47   By: Anonymous
          Gavin is Pelosi's and Schumer's love child and he talks like a robot . ahhhh

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    Re: Just what we needed
    Posted on: 2020-03-30 17:33:29   By: Anonymous
    Hospitals have been asking for these vents for weeks and all agreed to do the maintenance on them in-house. These are new vents that have just been sitting. If Newsome would have listened to the real experts (the hospitals) we would already have these delivered and in-service.

    Typical government knows better then everyone else.

    Stupid PR stunt. . .

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