Inside GM’s 4-week sprint to build emergency ventilators

DETROIT — The partnership seemed promising.

On March 18, Common Motors CEO Mary Barra informed President Donald Trump’s financial adviser Larry Kudlow that the automaker might be ready to enable make a great deal-desired ventilators, the scarce respiration machines utilized to keep coronavirus individuals alive.

The deal would enable the company, which has experienced tense relations with Trump. It would enable the administration, which faced prices that the pandemic caught it napping. Most importantly, it would enable the sickest individuals, those people dealing with loss of life with no machines to breathe for them.

But not ten days later

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