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Sony to make, donate face shields to Japanese hospitals

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Sony Corp says it will manufacture and donate medical face shields to hospitals in Japan, amid worries about the availability of protective equipment for healthcare workers dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

Sony joins a growing list of global companies such as Boeing and Exxon Mobil helping to provide hospitals with face shields, which protect frontline workers from potential virus-containing droplets released by coughing, sneezing and other forms of close contact.

The Japanese technology and entertainment company said it has begun producing face shields repurposed from eye shields normally used by surgeons to view images on Sony's 3D medical monitors.

Sony said it will also help mass produce ventilators designed and developed by medical goods maker ACOMA Medical Industry Co. Production is due to begin in July, with plans to manufacture 500 units by the end of September.

Japan has reported over 16,000 coronavirus cases and 603 deaths from the flu-like respiratory illness.

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Its too late. But anyway we hope that the Sony produce as soon as possible.

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So after we locked down and broke our financial systems, and after we have basically halfway acquired immunity and antibodies...the big companies will pump out PPE.

Hopefulky covid 19 will be dead in the water in a few months.

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Numbers and delivery date? Without this it is a meaningless gesture, and at worse a grab for positive PR headlines.

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As some have already pointed out it can be helped but viewed as a PR move. Just like the sharp mask that hit the market late at a price that can be classified as price gouging.

When mask was readily available online and non drug stores. I am sure Sharp is saddled with large stock of unsold mask.

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About 2 months late to the party ne Sony?

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Its too late.

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About 2 months late to the party ne Sony?

Have you two ever worked in factory? Do you know how long does it take to retool a factory and establish a supply chain for a new product? I didn't think so.

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