Australian Billionaire Donates $1 Million to Help Find a Coronavirus Cure | 22 Words

The coronavirus pandemic has truly taken the world hostage.

With the death toll rapidly rising and many parts of the world going into full lockdown, people are seriously beginning to panic.

But there have been some incredible acts of kindness, and an Australian billionaire is the most recent kind soul.

Keep scrolling to find out more...

We are in the midst of a medical crisis.

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The deadly coronavirus, or COVID-19, as medical experts are referring to it, has taken our planet hostage, and is showing no signs of letting go anytime soon.

The virus primarily affects the respiratory system.

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And common symptoms include fever, coughing, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties.

But, in more severe cases...

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And in patients who are elderly and have existing health issues, the virus can lead to pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and even death.

Over 200,000 people all over the world have now been infected with the virus.

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225, 237, to be precise. And, devastatingly, a staggering 9,276 more have been reported to have died from the illness.

World leaders have been left with little choice but to bring their countries to a total stand-still...

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And many have banned large and crowded events, and any travel to and from infected countries.

And it didn't take long for the virus to reach us here in the States.

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Our first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Washington in late January after a citizen returned from a trip to China.

And, since then, the numbers have been rising at a frightening pace.

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Since the first COVID-19 patient in Washington, there have been 7,636 more confirmed cases across the country and 117 deaths.

Several cities have declared states of emergencies...

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And, last week, President Trump declared a national emergency to combat the coronavirus pandemic, freeing up $50 billion in federal funding and promising a screening website and drive-by tests.

And, with all of this...

Many people have been descending into mass hysteria over the risks the virus brings with it.

People have been urged to avoid large, crowded areas...

And millions all over the world have been self-isolating at home, in a last-ditch attempt to avoid catching the virus.

Despite the tireless work from researchers...

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A cure is yet to be found.

Of course, researchers are now getting desperate.

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But only time will tell if a cure will be found, and the one thing that is needed is money to fund these expensive experiments.

A lot of money has already been donated to research...

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Bill Gates and his wife made an extremely generous donation of $100 million towards finding a cure, but it seems that more is needed.

The fact that all of this money hasn't yet made a result is quite worrying...

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But people aren't giving up hope, and Clive Palmer is certainly one of those people.

For those who aren't familiar, Clive is an Australian politician and businessman...

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And he has made a very cool donation of $1 million towards a clinical trial in the hopes of finding a cure for the deadly virus.

This is an unbelievable amount to donate...

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And because of this huge sum, researchers at the University of Queensland will now be able to further test their theory that drugs used to treat HIV and malaria could be used to tackle the coronavirus.

The businessman is looking out for his country...

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"At this time of national crisis in our country all Australians must do whatever they can to help their fellow Australians," Mr. Palmer said to the Daily Mail.

Australia has also been affected by the outbreak...

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And so far, 709 Australians are currently infected and 6 have died from the virus.

Sacrifices have been made in order to defeat this deadly virus.

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"I want all Australians who have done well in this country to remember their fellow Australians and the sacrifices that have been made by previous generations and dig deep to support all efforts necessary to defeat this threat to our lives," Mr. Palmer went on to say.

All we can do is hope and pray that this generous donation boosts the chances of discovering a cure...

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And only time will tell. Make sure to keep scrolling to get the most recent update on Tom Hanks' condition whilst battling the coronavirus...