Apple is donating masks to healthcare workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.
Apple is donating several million industrial-grade respirator masks to health care organizations, following the shortage of supplies and equipment needed to help those affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.
Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, confirmed on Saturday saying supplies would go to providers in the United States and Europe.
“Our teams at Apple have been working to help source supplies for healthcare providers fighting COVID-19,” Cook wrote in a post on Twitter. “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.”
At a press conference, Vice President Mike Pence said Apple was donating 2 million masks to U.S. organizations. “The president and I literally heard directly from Apple that they’re donating 2 million industrial masks to this effort around the country and working with our administration to distribute those,” Pence told reporters.
Variety reports, it is unknown how Apple will procure such a large amount of N95 respirator masks.
Apple is not alone Georgia-filmed ‘The Resident’ donated masks to local healthcare workers. Dr. Karen Law, a rheumatologist at Grady Memorial Hospital, thanked the production for the donation on Instagram.“To the entire team @theresidentonfox, thank you for this incredibly generous donation of #PPE from your set, including gowns, masks, gloves, and all the things our healthcare workers need to provide safe care for our community during #COVID19,” she wrote. “Yesterday, I had a serious discussion with the residents about how, though supplies are low, a magical shipment of masks is unlikely to arrive. And yet, a magical shipment of masks DID arrive, in the form of this very generous gesture. This kind of community support means so much to our #frontlineproviders who are making many sacrifices to staff our hospitals and care for our community.” ‘The Resident’ films in Atlanta and is among many TV shows and movies that are shut down while the world tries to self-distance and contain COVID-19. Continue Reading: