Coronavirus: Madonna donates $1 million to the Gates Foundation effort

Coronavirus: Madonna donates $1 million to the Gates Foundation effort

- Madonna announced through an Instagram post that she was going to pump money towards the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

- The pop star said she will give $1 million to fund the search of a vaccine for Covid-19

- Madonna said the world is currently in a state of emergency and everyone should do what they can to help

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American queen of pop Madonna has a heart purer than gold and feels the urge to help whenever her fans are in need.

The US celebrity parted ways with $1 million with the aim of funding research on a possible Covid-19 vaccine.

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Madonna’s money will be channelled to the Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation which has been at the forefront of searching for a cure.

The foundation announced its plan to come up with a solution to the current outbreak earlier in the month.

The musician announced the good news through an Instagram video that saw her detail the troubles she has faced while trying to change her lifestyle.

Like anyone else, her work and life have been affected by the dreaded virus and looming lockdown.

“Individually and globally we are obviously living in a state of emergency, I must admit it took me time to accept and process and modify my own lifestyle. We need to protect our health workers and the most vulnerable. Even all of our friends and families,” the singer said.

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Back in March 2020, she referred to the pandemic as a great equaliser that made both the rich and poor equal entities.

To her, the disease does not give two flying hoots whether people are famous, successful, poor or funny and it sweeps through households without any prior warning.

“It does not care about how rich you are, how famous you are, how funny you are, how smart you are, where you live, how old you are, what amazing stories you can tell,” she said.

Speaking to Trevor Noah during a virtual interview, Bill Gates said his foundation has deep expertise in infectious diseases.

“Because our foundation has such deep expertise in infectious diseases, we’ve thought about the epidemic, we did fund some things to be more prepared, like a vaccine effort. Our early money can accelerate things,” the wealthy businessman said.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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