- Vice President of the U.S., Mike Pence, has mentioned that Apple has donated 10 million N95 respirator masks to healthcare facilities across the country.
- Apple’s Tim Cook recently mentioned that masks have been sent to health professionals in Europe as well.
- This comes as healthcare professionals like doctors and nurses face a scarcity of N95 masks often putting them in harm’s way.
Apple has been involved with charitable causes since time immemorial. Today, the Vice President of the United States of America, Mike Pence, announced the steps that Apple has taken to increase the supply of N95 respirator masks for healthcare workers in the U.S. This comes as nurses and doctors in several hospitals are seeing a severe scarcity of the N95 mask, and are even said to be using makeshift solutions instead.
Pence mentioned that Apple has now sent 10 million masks to healthcare facilities across the U.S. as well as the national stockpile. A recent tweet by Apple CEO Tim Cook read – “We’re donating millions of masks for health professionals in the US and Europe. To every one of the heroes on the front lines, we thank you.“
Apple has been donating to “groups on the ground” since January when the severity of the outbreak was only moderately understood by people outside of China. Given that the situation is far worse in Italy now, Cook recently pledged a “substantial” but unknown amount to the Protezione Civile which is the department that handles emergencies across Italy.
Healthcare professionals are currently recommending people to stay at home to curb the spread of the coronavirus. In times like this, cellular carriers have come to the people’s rescue by offering freebies like unlimited data or an extension of their data limit and bill payment date.
Apple recently offered a 10% bonus on adding money to your Apple ID while also providing a collection of ebooks and audiobooks for free.
Source: Business Insider
Via: Apple Insider