The lack of testing has been arguably the biggest issue with the spread of the coronavirus in the United States. There are officially 3,500 hundred cases in the nation (with 67 deaths), but the number is likely much higher because of the lack of widely available testing in America that allows experts to track the spread of the disease.
The Mayo Clinic has a test coming out, and Karl-Anthony Towns is donating $100,000 to help that cause.
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@MayoClinic has begun rolling out a test to detect the virus that causes COVID-19. My hope is that we can fight this virus quicker and more efficiently by increasing the testing capabilities and availability and Mayo Clinic’s overall COVID-19 response. This is why I will be donating $100K to support these efforts. Thank you to the Mayo Clinic workers and all healthcare workers who are working around the clock to treat us. You are our heroes. We’re all in this together, let’s protect ourselves and the community around us.
A post shared by Karl-Anthony Towns (@karltowns) on Mar 15, 2020 at 5:55pm PDT
Good on Towns, who has found an important use for his donation.