Mark Suzman

Gates Foundation Commits $5 million to help greater Seattle Area combat Covid-19

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has announced to provide $5 million to help the public health agencies in and around Seattle fight the coronavirus. The money is intended to provide tests and help with the detection of people infected. The Gates Foundation CEO Mark Suzman said that “early detection plays an essential role in helping public health authorities identify and treat people with COVID-19". According to him, testing is also important in order to be able to "take steps to safely isolate them and reduce transmission within the community".