Will Zuckerberg’s $25M Ebola Donation Spur More?

Yahoo News – by Maureen Mackey

Mark Zuckerberg, one of the co-founders of Facebook whose personal wealth is estimated at $32.4 billion, announced this morning that he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are donating $25 million to help fight the battle against Ebola.

In a Facebook post, Zuckerberg, 30, said “we need to get Ebola under control in the near term so that it doesn’t spread further and become a long-term global health crisis that we end up fighting for decades at large scale, like HIV or polio.”  

The $25 million grant, he said, will help both the CDC and experts on the front lines with creating care centers, training staff and identifying and isolating new cases.

“We believe our grant is the quickest way to empower the CDC and the experts in this field” to prevent further spread of the disease, said Zuckerberg.

Zuckerberg isn’t the first billionaire to donate to the cause. Early in September the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation said it was committing $50 million to support beefing up emergency efforts to contain Ebola in West Africa and stop the virus’s spread. “We also want to accelerate the development of treatments, vaccines and diagnostics that can help end this epidemic and prevent future outbreaks,” said Sue Desmond-Hellmann, CEO of the Gates Foundation, in a statement at the time.

Ebola cases in West Africa (Data: WHO / Chart CC BY 4.0: JV Chamary / Source:http://onforb.es/1sCVxE1)

The United Nations said last month it would need roughly $1 billion to effectively fight the virus – which so far has killed over 4,000 people (the total number of cases is over 8,000). If the disease isn’t contained the CDC has estimated there could be hundreds of thousands of Ebola cases in the next few months. While the U.S. and other nations have pledged tens of millions – for everything from medicine and protective gear to safe burials for victims – there is still a long way to go and “individual and corporate donations to support Ebola response efforts” are way behind other donations after such natural disasters as the 2010 Haiti earthquake and the 2013 typhoon in the Philippines, CNN Money reported.


5 thoughts on “Will Zuckerberg’s $25M Ebola Donation Spur More?

  1. Zuckerberg is no doubt part of the NWO spreading this disease, we know Bill Gates is in on it through Monsanto which he practically owns for the purpose of depopulation….so it would be interesting to see just how this money is used….heard a talk show yesterday where it was revealed that Eric Duncan bought his ticket to USA on short notice for $4000.00 (how does a welder supposedly making about $350/year afford such a ticket?), an insider from United Airlines reported that the ticket was actually purchased by a company that is under UPS (Israelis), so my guess is when Zuckerberg and Gates and the rest of these monsters “donate”, they mean towards the depopulation effort – not towards stopping it.

    1. That’s exactly what I thought. Bill gates must be proud on zuckerberg, he’s acting almost like he was his son LOL.

  2. wow.. there’s another head that’s tough to look at while it’s attached to a body.

    This Zionist crook would only donate money to anything for the tax break, and if Bill & Melinda Gates are involved, I’m sure every penny is going toward making this virus spread as far and wide as possible.

    Keep your money. The CDC is killing us fast enough without anymore donations from Zionists,.

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