In the face of the complicated situation of Covid-19, governments in many countries, including the United States, advised people to isolate themselves at home, enact many “curfew laws” to limit the gathering place. public. This is the most practical solution at the present time, in the context of the world has recorded more than 487,000 positive cases with SARS-CoV-2, 22,000 deaths, including 1,478 cases in the United States.
However, the richest people in the world, with the majority of billionaires in the US, have different views and perspectives on this pandemic. That’s why they have the same actions and plans to prevent Covid-19. And many people even realize the opportunity to develop themselves, economically and human resources in this pandemic.
Elon Musk allowed his employees to quit their jobs but kept going to work as usual.
In an email sent to a recent SpaceX employee, Elon Musk wrote: “I will still go to the office as usual, but that’s just me. If you (the staff) want to stay home for any reason, I fully support it”.
In addition, Tesla’s CEO has also been controversial when he said that people were overreacting about the pandemic: “I think that people who are constantly panicking about coronavirus have even more severe consequences than the virus itself. If they mobilize too much medical resources just to handle Covid-19, people who have to be emergency because of other illnesses may not receive adequate care.”. In addition, Elon Musk even expressed a “stone” on personal Twitter with the tweet: “This coronavirus panic this time is really stupid”.
However, that was the story of half a month ago. Currently, Elon Musk has pledged to continue to open Tesla factories to produce ventilators and provide medical forces in the United States, to help repel Covid-19.
Bill Gates officially left the board of Microsoft and Berkshire Hathaway to focus on philanthropy after considering coronavirus as “the pathogen of the century”.
About half a month ago, when Elon Musk showed disdain for coronavirus, billionaire Bill Gates decided to leave the leadership of Microsoft and Berkshire Hathaway to focus on charitable campaigns to fight the disease.
In his LinkedIn profile, he wrote: “I decided to withdraw from the Board of Directors of Microsoft and Berkshire Hathaway to devote more time to philanthropy. These include many areas such as global health and growth, education and climate change prevention that I have been following over the years. Currently, both Microsoft and Berkshire possess a quality leadership team and is stronger than ever. This is a good time for me to stop”.
With the vision of an old billionaire, Bill Gates has repeatedly warned that the world is still indifferent, not ready to deal with the pandemic. In an interview with Business Insider in 2017, he said: “I always consider the damage caused by the epidemic to be extremely terrible, on par with nuclear war and climate change. With innovative initiatives, the cooperation of all people and the full plans, we can completely limit and prevent the risk of these disasters.”.
Melinda Gates, wife of Bill Gates, works from home but is also active outdoors to promote health.
On personal Instagram, Melinda Gates said: “For me, besides meeting online to offer solutions to cope with coronavirus as well as many other issues, I also focus on outdoor physical activity (but still follow social isolation laws to ensure safe). I especially love being immersed in the natural beauty of Pacific Northwest”.
In addition, the billionaire family of Bill Gates has also donated $ 100 million to support the global medical team, building facilities to treat patients in Africa and South Asia. In addition, they are also actively raising funds and funding to research and develop vaccines for this new strain.
Jeff Bezos wants restaurant employees who are unemployed because Covid-19 joined Amazon to meet the online shopping needs of users.
Currently, when most of the public places have been temporarily closed, the demand for online shopping of consumers is higher than ever. Therefore, Amazon is actively recruiting 100,000 new employees to be able to meet this huge amount of demand. In addition, Jeff Bezos said he would raise salaries for shift workers, including those new to the job.
On his personal Instagram, the billionaire said: “Currently, I am spending all my time focusing on Covid-19 and how to help Amazon fulfill its role in the current context. I want everyone to know that Amazon will continue to work, and always look for new opportunities to help everyone”.
Warren Buffett joked that he drank more Coca to protect himself from coronavirus.
On March 15, in an interview with Yahoo Finance, Warren Buffett wittyly shared: “Actually, I am actively drinking more Coca every day. It is like helping me prevent all problems in life”.
Obviously this is just a joke for the situation to reduce stress only. In fact, Coca will not help Warren strengthen his resistance, nor can he protect Berkshire Hathaway’s business. According to Markets Insider, the company has lost $ 70 billion because of this pandemic.
Alibaba founder Jack Ma has donated millions of masks and test kits to epidemic regions around the world.
Specifically, Jack Ma donated 500,000 sets of coronavirus test kits and 1 million masks to the United States on March 12. After that, he continued to implement similar plans to support 54 countries in Africa to prevent this pandemic.
James Dyson designed an entirely new ventilator product, which can be mass produced in the United Kingdom.
According to CNN, the UK government has sent urgent orders for 10,000 new ventilator models to cope with the pandemic. It is known that the characteristics of this breathing machine can be produced quickly, efficiently, in large quantities to meet the increasing demand today. In addition, the company of James Dyson has also produced another 500 ventilators to donate to other countries heavily affected by Covid-19.