This past spring, the automotive industry was put on hold as part of global efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus. When operations resumed in May, large-scale safety measures were adopted by manufacturers so that production could move forward while protecting workers and preventing outbreaks.
However, the last few weeks have ratcheted up anxiety levels, as voiced by Mark Reuss, President of General Motors. In the last six days alone, one million people in the U.S. have tested positive for Covid-19, and in many places around the world, the situation is dire.
All of this led Mark Reuss discuss his concerns in an interview with Reuters. He told the news agancy last Friday that GM and its suppliers must not let their guard down as cases of Covid-19 continue to rise, adding that he worries constantly about the human suffering and economic hardship caused by the pandemic.
“I just worry about everybody, I really do. I worry about that every day and every night. I'm so worried about it because it's accelerating and it's not being contained.”