n95 maskesi, The foundation said those funds will go to “multilateral” bodies such as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization, which on Wednesday called for $675 million to help address the virus internationally. Health authorities in China — the epicenter of the outbreak — and other countries with confirmed cases will also get some support, the charity said. “Our hope is that these resources will help catalyze a rapid and effective international response,” Gates Foundation CEO Mark Suzman said in a statement. “This response should be guided by science, not fear, and it should build on the steps that the World Health Organization has taken to date.”
n95 maskesi - Bill and Melinda Gates. (Photo by Frederic Stevens/Getty Images) The foundation will also put up to $60 million toward speeding up development and testing of vaccines for the coronavirus, which it said will be crucial to preventing more deaths if the disease continues to spread for several months. SIGN UP FOR THE FOX HEALTH NEWSLETTER And up to $20 million will go to health authorities in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, which have been hit especially hard by recent epidemics, according to the foundation. The funds will help officials isolate and treat confirmed cases, bolster emergency operations centers, and “implement effective disease surveillance efforts,” the charity said.
n95 maskesi, The Gates Foundation’s $100 million commitment includes $10 million that it pledged to combat the outbreak late last month, it said. The charity is co-chaired by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates — who is the world’s second-richest man with a net worth of $117 billion, according to Bloomberg — and his wife, Melinda, a former Microsoft general manager. CLICK HERE FOR MORE FROM NYPOST.COM.
n95 maskesi - A Royal Caribbean ship returns from the Bahamas after some passengers develop pulmonary issues and are quarantined; Todd Piro reports from port in Bayonne, N.J. A Royal Caribbean cruise ship carrying Chinese nationals who will be tested for coronavirus after experiencing possible pulmonary issues made port in Bayonne, N.J., Friday morning, Fox News' Todd Piro reported. In a live report on Fox & Friends, Piro noted there were no passengers wearing masks as they filed off into the disembarking area, but some emergency medical technicians and port workers had them on.
n95 maskesi - Piro later told Fox News that passengers deboarding the Bahamas cruise told him they were not informed about the potential risk. Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis confirmed that around 24 passengers had been tested, with four being sent to hospitals for further screening. “I have been briefed on the RC cruise ship arriving this morning,” Mayor Davis said on Twitter. “I am certain that the NJ [DoH, CDC, and PA NY/NJ are prepared and equipped to address any concerns this morning.”