I am happy to share with you some promising news on the Coronavirus front. BCW Member Mastercard has stepped up to show incredible leadership this week with the announcement that it is partnering with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Wellcome to fund future treatments.

The partnership has pledged a total of up to $125 million in seed funding to speed-up the response to the COVID-19 virus. Currently, there are no broad-spectrum antivirals or immunotherapies for use on COVID-19.

The COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator will speed the process of evaluating new and repurposed treatments for COVID-19 in the immediate term, as well as other viral pathogens in the longer-term.

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