Tech Billionaires To Donate 18 Million Masks To Fight COVID-19

Anybody with a solid reputation in the business world would tell you that business is all about giving and receiving. It’s a harmonious exchange and balance that businesspeople going down this path for a long time seem to have managed well. This is the case for tech CEOs such as Tesla’s Elon Musk, Apple’s Tim Cook, and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, which have pledged to deliver millions of masks to healthcare workers who risk their lives on the front lines to help fight COVID-19.

Mark Zuckerberg recently announced that Facebook will be donating leftover masks from the California wildfires – they are also working on sourcing millions more. He says Facebook is looking for new ways to make a difference in the community.

Elon Musk says Tesla and SpaceX will send out 250,000 masks, which should be in the distribution process as we speak. Last Sunday, a researcher at the University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) had received 50,000 masks from Elon Musk, based on reports by the Seattle Times.

Other tech billionaires such as Marc Benioff, CEO Salesforce, Jack Ma, and Brad Smith, currently serving as President of Microsoft, have also made significant contributions.

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said last Tuesday that we have acted too slowly and have missed the chance to avoid the much-needed stay-at-home orders since the first case was detected back in January in Washington state. He says it’s disastrous for the economy but if we deal with it fast enough, everything goes back to normal sooner – his argument is a valid one. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has pledged over $100 million to help fight COVID-19 all over the world.

In the meantime, healthcare workers risk their lives every day to help fight COVID-19. Thankfully, some businesses and entrepreneurs who understand what it takes to keep everything going, have supported the cause whether by supporting other businesses in need or donating. Keep up the good work. The universal laws have an interesting way of rewarding our work.

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