This came about a debate among my fellow automotive media professionals whether it is necessary to include photos of the engine bay in our reviews and other related content – with the notable exception of this article, of course. It went back-and-forth. Some argue that because these photos are no longer engaging in their readership. Others argue that some engine bays are worth including in their article.
There have been plenty of responses to the COVID-19 situation that has permeated into this country. It was reported that the USA now has the most confirmed cases in the world. This has prompted continued responses from governments and the automotive industry to try to stem this virus from doing further damage to society and the economy.
Ford announced on Tuesday, March 24 that they will start producing more than 100,000 plastic face shields for “medical professionals, factory workers, and store clerks” per week at one of their assembly plants in Michigan. They will also produce ventilators, as well as Powered Air-Purifying Respirators, for patients, healthcare professionals, and first responders, as well.
This is a question that we all should be asking our family, friends, enemies, and other human beings during this period of self-quarantine and social distancing because of the COVID-19 situation. It has not been easy for us, as a whole. Some have reached a breaking point. Others have rolled onward the best they can.
Are you sick of what's being done – or, not done – about it by the powers to be? Are you sick of people losing their minds over overstocking toilet paper, while food shelves are trying to keep up with people in need during these interesting times? Rather, about restaurants closing their dining areas and resorting to counter pick-up or delivery?