Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan to fund virus treatment research
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Dr. Priscilla Chan are stepping up to battle the coronavirus pandemic through their charitable group, The Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative. They announced plans to partner with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, “contributing $25 million with Gates and others” to begin exploring possible COVID-19 treatments.
“I’m really proud to share that CZI’s gonna be joining Gates and others to put together something they’re calling the ‘therapeutics accelerator to fight coronavirus,” Chan told “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King
Chan explained that the collective’s goal will be “to fund a group to screen all the drugs that we know have potential effects against coronavirus.”
“Part of the idea,” Zuckerberg added, is that a single drug can often be used
[Source: CBS News]