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Tesla Fremont Factory is shutting down

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  1. stevein

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    #1 stevein, Mar 17, 2020
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    Well it was bound to happen sooner or later.
     
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    The title "Shutting Down" is an order but the question is would that order be obeyed?

    Tesla claims the Department of Homeland Security considers Tesla as “National Critical Infrastructure” so it is “essential business".

    There are 2 sides to the story: So, is it shutting down or is it not?
     
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    Looks like the first deliveries of Model Y owners are lucky enough before this happened...
     
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    Get out your popcorn.
     
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    The story you reference says that Tesla's HR director argued that Tesla is an essential business. Homeland Security is not involved as far as I have read.

    What about the 10,000 people that work there and all their families? Tesla will do fine with a few week hiatus. Investors can't fault Tesla for that.
     
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    According to e-mail to employees, Elon Musk thinks the world is exaggerating the Covid-19 threat:

    "My best guess, for what it is worth, based on the latest Center for Disease Control data, is that confirmed COVID-19 (this specific form of the common cold) cases will not exceed 0.1% of the US population. Moreover, I do not think, when we look back on 2020, that the causes of death or serious injury will have changed much from 2017, for example: (CDC statistic)"

    Not him alone, many college students also think the threat is too small to cancel the classes and graduation ceremonies.
     
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    I hope Elon takes this as a challenge to build a self sustained robot driven facility with zero to minimal human presence needs.
     
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    he MIGHT be right:

    Elon Musk thinks this drug may help treat coronavirus - Latest News | Gadgets Now
     
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    he did say his goal was to have the machines build machines. Could go the Terminator route though...
     
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    Agree, Elon defied a Judge's court order in Nevada...this is much easier to defy in my opinion.
     
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    Maybe it's already here... this is his opportunity to introduce the T-100's!
     
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    Maybe that what the new lower cost "World Car" will be called?
     
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    Stay tuned, kiddies. I wonder if Tesla will shut down or challenge the order.
     
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    Yup I think they're going to challenge the order.

    Russ Mitchell on Twitter
     
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    Please take this one seriously. We messed up early on and took the same position as the post above. That is no longer true. Mobile hospitals are being set up as we speak. Doctors were given permission to treat over the phone that we in the US never gave them before. Expect to “shelter in place” for 30 days and pray that your local health care professionals do not get sick. We expect upto 2 million deaths from this Virus this year and a Devastated economy.
     
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  18. Silver Ghost

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    Thank you. True this is a worst case projection. 500,000 is what is currently projected assuming the health care system holds.
    Under previous models 50% absenteeism is expected due to illness and fear among NA, LVN, LPN - the folks who will man the front lines. prepare for the worst and tighten the belt. prayers for us all.
     
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    This chart, with critical bed capacity reached by May 1st and peak in US around June 1st to July 1st is quite worrisome:
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    Wait, so if the Country does nothing we'll be out of the crises sooner?
     
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