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VIRUS OUTBREAK

Trump's ventilator demands will test carmaker supply chains

President steps up pressure campaign, invoking federal authority to accelerate output

New York

CARMAKERS might seem unlikely candidates to build ventilators for Covid-19 victims.

But in fact they may be quite well-suited to churn out the highly intricate medical devices that are in critically short supply.

Consider: They have vast supply chains, are staffed...

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