In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Intel announced that it will source and donate more than 1 million items of personal protective equipment – masks, gloves and other gear – to healthcare workers.
“We will donate masks, gloves, face shields and other gear that we have sourced from our factory stock and emergency supplies, and we’ll continue to look for additional sources of personal protective equipment that we can source and donate as quickly as possible to meet our commitment of more than a million items,” said Todd Brady, director of Global Public Affairs for Intel.
Intel leaders are working with local health authorities and government agencies around the world. In January, Intel announced a $1 million donation to the International Red Cross to support global relief efforts for the coronavirus outbreak. Where possible, current and future donations will be made through local health authorities that can determine the areas of greatest need.
“We are immensely grateful to the healthcare workers who are at the front lines of slowing this pandemic,” Brady said.
In addition, Intel is applying its technology and expertise to help better understand and combat the virus. For example, Intel and Lenovo have teamed up with Beijing-based BGI Genomics to accelerate the analysis of genomic characteristics of COVID-19. Our combined work will further advance the capabilities of BGI’s sequencing tools to help scientists investigate transmission patterns of the virus and create better diagnostic methods. Intel will continue to look for opportunities to assist our partners and customers in this urgent and important work.
Intel’s Pandemic Leadership Team, in partnership with Intel’s Corporate Emergency Operations Center, is closely monitoring any changes in the global environment. This specialized team of medical, safety and operational experts was established more than 15 years ago to lead Intel through global health situations like the one we are navigating now. The team’s focus is to safeguard the well-being of employees and minimize the spread of infection by partnering with local governments and public health organizations and following their recommendations. In the past, the team has successfully helped Intel manage through global health issues such as bird flu, SARS, Ebola, Zika and H1N1 virus.
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