Madonna: I’m donating $1million to fund COVID-19 vaccine research’

Mazino Dickson

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Pop star, Madonna

American musician Madonna has donated $ 1Million to fund research into creating COVID-19 vaccines.

Madonna’s donation will be channelled to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation – who are coordinating the fund.

“Individually and globally we are obviously living in a state of emergency, I must admit it took me time to accept and process and modify my own lifestyle…” she said.

“I’m joining the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation effort to find a drug that will prevent or treat Covid-19. We need this to protect our health workers, the most vulnerable, and all of our friends and families.”

Madonna joins another music diva Rihanna, who pledged $5 million in aid including $700k to go towards the purchase of ventilators for her native Barbados.