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...
via: GettyAnd 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.
via: GettySince the first patient in Washington, there have been thousands more confirmed cases across the country.
Several cities have declared states of emergencies...
via: GettyAnd, 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...
via: GettyA cure is yet to be found.
Of course, researchers are now getting desperate.
via: GettyBut 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...
via: GettyBill 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...
via: GettyBut 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...
via: GettyAnd 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...
via: GettyAnd 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...
via: Getty"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...
via: GettyCases 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.
via: Getty Images"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...
via: GettyAnd only time will tell.
Now, countless celebs and corporations have followed suit.
And the latest star to donate is Oprah Winfrey.
I am donating $10 million overall to help Americans during this pandemic in cities across the country and in areas… https://t.co/4qS6TvYYUY— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah Winfrey)1585839127.0
The first chunk of the money is being donated to America’s Food Fund.
I believe that America’s Food Fund will be a powerful way to make a difference for our neighbors in need and am com… https://t.co/h659EdUenb— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah Winfrey)1585832135.0
America’s Food Fund was also unveiled on the same day as Winfrey's generous donation.
And visit the fund here: https://t.co/oEkJT44wL3— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah Winfrey)1585839156.0