Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba, the haven for drop shippers and sellers, has recently talked about how he’s shipping face masks and coronavirus test kits to the United States.
The first shipment of masks and coronavirus test kits to the US is taking off from Shanghai. All the best to our friends in America. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/LTn26gvlOl
— Jack Ma (@JackMa) March 16, 2020
Of course, we know that any help matters in these times of COVID-19. It matters, even more when there is talk of lack of testing in the United States. Further, an overall lack of capability to test due to lack of tests is concerning.
Ma is not the only one that is assisting in the fight against the coronavirus. There’s also Masayoshi Son, the founder of Softbank, who’s stepping in to make a difference.
Masayoshi Son and the Fight Against Coronavirus
The Japanese Billionaire invested in Alibaba early on and found a significant return on his investment. Softbank has also been investing all across the world to develop a strong technology-oriented ecosystem.
He did announce he would aid in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
He notes via twitter “”It’s been a long time since I tweeted, I am worried about the coronavirus situation. To those who are worried about the coronavirus, I would like to provide a simple PCR test opportunity for free. Starting with 1 million people, we are now looking at ways to deploy coronavirus test kits.”
The reason that such tests are essential is that it will help to stem the growth of coronavirus cases. For instance, South Korea did not go into lockdown as Itay, Spain, and the United States are doing. Instead, the innovative nation thought to implement rigorous testing. It worked. The country is seeing a flattening of the curve.
How Can You Help?
You don’t have to be a billionaire to help fight COVID-19. You can stay home, stay rigorous about keeping clean, and offer to help pick up groceries for the elderly in your neighborhood on grocery outings.
Most importantly, practice excellent hand washing hygiene and don’t panic. Panic is something that has provided for demand shock as well as supply shock across industries. It is something that hurts substantially and may create even more damage in the short-term and long-term.
Focus on what you can do to help prevent the spread of the disease while doing your best to stay productive and helpful all around.