On Friday, the 61-year-old singer published a statement on her official website, saying she was “impressed” by the foundation owned by the business magnate-philanthropist who is working to finance 7 different research laboratories to find a cure for COVID 19.
“I’m joining the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation effort to find a drug that will prevent or treat COVID-19. We need this to protect our health workers, the most vulnerable, and all of our friends and families.
“I’m talking about this: I am so impressed by the work of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator’s urgent efforts to find new or existing drugs that could effectively prevent or treat the disease,” Madonna stated.
The news comes a fortnight after Madonna called the coronavirus a “great equaliser.” The music icon had said that the virus would not differentiate between the poor and the rich.
“Harnessing the strength and knowledge of the research community, the Accelerator’s critical scientific progress will inform how we end this pandemic and prevent future impact from the virus. I send enormous gratitude and strength to the courageous first responders, medical professionals and scientists who are protecting our communities, those suffering and our most vulnerable,” she further added.
“That’s the thing about COVID-19. It doesn’t 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.
Due to the continuing pandemic, the singer had to cancel two of her Paris concerts.
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