Glickenhaus factory to be offered as temporary hospital amid pandemic
In this dire time of need and destress caused by the coronavirus outbreak, we are all in need of some heart-warming stories of unity. Hopefully, racing outfit and supercar manufacturer Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus’s recent gesture will provide a moment of serenity in this worrying time.
Seeing that its local hospital in Danbury, Connecticut is beginning to become overloaded with coronavirus cases, the brand has decided to offer up its factory to be used as a hospital. The building on offer is the recently acquired round warehouse located at the Danbury airport that is undergoing renovation work.
Set to be ready to begin assembly of the SCG 004 road car in May of this year, the large building could provide vital space for extra hospital beds. However, countries at more advanced stages in the outbreak like France and Italy have taught us that the most pressing factor is the lack of ventilators that are used in the most severe cases of the disease of which there are currently around 12,150 worldwide.
Obviously, the added space provided to the Danbury hospital will be very much useful in keeping contagious patients away from those that maybe aren’t in hospital because of COVID-19. However, there is an argument to suggest that the factory could have been used to produce ventilators instead which would go towards saving lives.
As yet, the hospital’s administration team hasn’t commented on the offer.