Companies such as Tesla, General Motors, Volkswagen, Daimler, Dyson, Rolls Royce, Ferrari and Fiat Chrysler have all attempted to redirect output to accommodate the lack of medical supplies in their countries. However, across Europe auto works are being laid off or told to stay home as car manufacturers suspend production, and likewise Japanese automakers have closed factories in Thailand and Mexico, but this is the time technical workers need to be utilised. Workers should be retrained and tasked with producing the massive level of medical supplies that most countries require in such dire times. But this could potentially go even further, retraining out of work staff to become temporary staff in key industries that are necessary to keep people alive, fed or recovering; as it is not just medical staff that are required in times of pandemic but supermarket, logistics and even farm workers. This could become a permanent policy, whereby in times of war, crisis or pandemic workers can switch seamlessly to key industries, as unless there is deep systemic change in the world, this will not be the last global crisis of this nature.