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Wednesday, 20 January 2021 20:05

Elon Musk Makes $5M COVID-19 Research Donation

Written by Joey Klender, Teslarati

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...contribute to the development of other programs, including the Khan Academy and Barstool’s #BarstoolFund that aims to help small businesses survive the pandemic.

 

Musk, a humanitarian whose goal was to save the Earth from dependency on fossil fuels, obtained the “World’s Richest Person” label in January. Evidently, money was never a concern for Musk. He has spent the last several weeks giving back to various charitable causes and research facilities to expedite small business survival and COVID-19 prevention.

 

Musk was one of the earliest proponents in the fight against COVID-19. The CEO offered ventilators to any hospital that could prove it needed breathing assistance machines and had them shipped to those within Tesla’s delivery regions.

 

Tesla even made an effort to build its own ventilators with car parts, but the project was never completed, and it is unclear if the automaker will ever attempt to release a version of the breathing apparatus.

 

Musk’s humanitarian efforts continue as the pandemic continues to heat up. 400,000 deaths have been reported in the U.S. alone, and vaccines and other measures have been taken to prevent the virus’s spread. However, the development of new technologies is emerging forward in the fight against the coronavirus, and Musk’s donation could help the Boston doctors uncover the true cure to the illness.

 

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