In the strange times of Coronavirus, it seems like there is absolutely nothing going according to plan anymore. Trump's early evaluation of COVID-19 was clearly miss-guided and completely wrong. He was initially planning on reopening the US economy on April 12th even with all of his advisers recommending against it.
It clearly hasn’t gone away as easily as he anticipated and has grown into a much bigger problem that anyone expected. The coronavirus has completely shut down the US economy and has put a lot of small and large businesses out of business.
Many are saying that this is going to be complete obliteration of small businesses as we know it, and that they are going to be the ones that suffer the most. Nonetheless, depending on the continued duration of the global economic shutdown, big businesses might not be able to endure this either.
Such is the case of Tesla, that has taken a massive hit to all of its plans and scheduled production of highly anticipated cars such as the Model Y, Cybertruck, and the new Roadster.
Elon has had controversial things to say about the Coronavirus over twitter over the last few weeks and even most recently said he was going to move his factory from California to Texas as we mentioned in our last post.
Elon has actually gone through and re-opened his Fremont factory in California. It seems that his movement to re-open is based on the fact that he considers he can keep his employees safe during work.
He has said that he will do everything possible to make sure that health guidelines are being followed to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.
Perhaps the most shocking thing that was mentioned in his twitter is the fact that if there was anyone to be arrested because of his decision that he would gladly be arrested instead of his employees.
While some have had heated opinions of Elon’s decision in the past this is sure to ignite some hatred for the famed CEO.
While it is great that the production of the Fremont factory seems to continue for the time being, he is perhaps not being the best example for all the people that look up to him, or that invest in him.
If all businesses decided to do what he is doing, there would definitely be an increase in the spread of the virus and the lockdown would continue for another unprecedented amount of time.
We aren’t aware of what decisions the state of california will take against Elon’s decision but we’re sure they won’t be lenient. While it is productive to re-open his factory, he could be putting people’s lives at risk.
Heres a link to the full article: https://www.vox.com/recode/2020/5/12/21255812/elon-musk-tesla-factory-coronavirus-reopening