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Madonna donates $ 1 million to Gates Philanthropy Partners’ coronavirus relief efforts

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“Your contribution is related to the commitments of the Gates Foundation, Wellcome, Mastercard, the UK government and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative – all partners of the initiative,” said the spokesman, making it clear that “the money was beyond the COVID-19 response Fund operated funds will flow to Gates Philanthropy Partners, not directly to the Gates Foundation. “

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In a statement on her website, Madonna wrote – as mentioned above that she received Advocate for Change’s honor at last year’s GLAAD Awards -:

“I am joining the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to find a drug that will prevent or treat COVID-19. We need it to protect our most vulnerable health workers and all of our friends and families.

“I am talking about: I am so impressed with the work of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the urgent effort of the COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator to find new or existing drugs that can effectively prevent or treat the disease. The critical scientific progress of Taking advantage of the strength and knowledge of the research community, Accelerators will provide tremendous gratitude to how we can end this pandemic and prevent the future effects of the virus, and I send tremendous gratitude to the brave first responders, medical professionals, and scientists who protect our communities, the sufferers, and the most vulnerable and strength. “

An excerpt from an update on the accelerator’s progress on its website reads: “There are two studies that start fairly simultaneously, using chloroquine and a drug with a slightly different structure, hydroxychloroquine. You may have heard of the WHO SOLIDARITY study announced two weeks ago, which looks at chloroquine as a treatment for sick people to see if it shortens the duration of their illness. Instead, the two accelerator studies are concerned with prophylaxis to prevent people who are exposed to the virus from getting sick.

“The available data, which must be validated in a study, show that hydroxychloroquine could be a good prophylactic. It actually blocks the entry of the virus into the cell, so the hypothesis makes a lot of sense: if you have the drug in your system and you are exposed, do not let the virus enter your cells and you will not get it onset. That is what the experiments are supposed to show. “

The full report can be found at: https://gates.ly/2V1ALzJ

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