Car Companies Help – level 2
The US automaker, Ford, is joining companies 3M and GE Healthcare to produce medical equipment. They want to help fight coronavirus.
Hospital staff and police officers are the first people who look after patients with coronavirus. Their job is very risky because they can catch the virus easily.
Ford is starting to make respirators that protect people from the virus. The company is also helping increase production on ventilators. Ventilators are machines that help patients breathe in hospitals. Ford also wants to make more than 100,000 plastic face shields per week and to make disposable respirators.
The Ford CEO said that the production will be like a puzzle. Ford will make some parts, and other suppliers will make other parts. The companies plan the work together, and they can work very fast.
Difficult words: respirator (a device that a person wears over the mouth and nose, and it protects him from dangerous air), face shield (a piece of plastic that covers the whole face), disposable (for one use).
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