Oprah Winfrey Is Donating $10 Million to Assist Americans | 22 Words

There have been some incredible acts of kindness amid the current medical pandemic, and the most recent comes from Oprah Winfrey.

Keep scrolling to find out exactly what the first chunk of the money will be spent on, because, unlike many other celeb donations, it doesn't appear to be going towards a cure...

In the midst of the pandemic, 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, since then, the numbers have been rising at a frightening pace.

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Since the first patient in Washington, there have been thousands more confirmed cases across the country.

Several cities have declared states of emergencies...

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And, last week, President Trump declared a national emergency to combat the 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. 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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Cases of the virus are rising each day, and unfortunately so is the death toll.

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.

Now, countless celebs and corporations have followed suit.

The likes of Kylie Jenner, Ralph Lauren, and Sony have personally donated millions to relief efforts.

And the latest star to donate is Oprah Winfrey.

The TV icon is donated a whopping $10 million. "I am donating $10 million overall to help Americans during this pandemic in cities across the country and in areas where I grew up," she tweeted on Thursday.

The first chunk of the money is being donated to America’s Food Fund.

The initiative is led by Leonardo DiCaprio, Laurene Powell Jobs, Apple, and the Ford Foundation. “I believe that America’s Food Fund will be a powerful way to make a difference for our neighbours in need and am committing $1m to this fund to support those facing food insecurity," the star wrote.

America’s Food Fund was also unveiled on the same day as Winfrey's generous donation.

DiCaprio shared a link to the initiative’s Go Fund Me page. Both the actor and Jobs made a joint donation of $5m, with Apple giving a $5m contribution, and The Ford Foundation contributing $1m.​

What an incredible gesture.

Let's hope even more A-listers follow suit and do their bit to help.