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Billionaires dip into deep pockets to fight Covid-19

 

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As Covid-19 infections and fatalities continue to rise across the world, many billionaires are stepping up to help ease the blow for the poorest people while also fighting back against the deadly disease.

 

Contributions by moguls – many of them among the world’s richest – range from supporting their employees and helping the vulnerable, to procuring medical equipment for hospitals and funding vaccine research.

 

In Thailand, wealthy tycoons have joined their fellow citizens in donating to people worst-hit by the temporary closure of businesses to curb the spread of the virus.

 

Charoen Pokphand Group patriarch Dhanin Chearavanont, Thailand’s richest man with a net worth of US$14.1 billion (456.8 billion baht), has spent Bt100 million of that money to build a factory making 100,000 free surgical masks per day for healthcare workers. Several of Dhanin’s wealthy peers have also donated expensive medical equipment for the treatment of Covid-19 patients, particularly ventilators and negative pressure isolation rooms.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/billionaires-dip-into-deep-pockets-to-fight-covid-19/

 

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Laughable. No matter how rich you are, you gotta listen to the man in green!

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3 hours ago, lkv said:

They had ventilators and negative pressure isolation rooms in the back yard of their mansions piled up in stock, or am I missing something?

Yes, you are missing the will to understand what you read. Not that I know how big this is and how much that has been donated, but one would assume that they donated money for the import or production of these equipments.

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The smugness is his cut ! Like any "filter" less will come out the bottom that goes in the top.

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3 hours ago, lkv said:

They had ventilators and negative pressure isolation rooms in the back yard of their mansions piled up in stock, or am I missing something?

Doesn't everyone, in preparation of just such an event

 

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