Apple CEO Tim Cook took to Twitter this morning to praise health care workers fighting on the frontlines to stop the spread of COVID-19.
This is what Cook had to say:
We owe an immeasurable debt to every doctor, every nurse, every first responder, every person who is putting their life on the line to save the lives of others. Heroes walk among us. #NationalDoctorsDay
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) March 30, 2020
Apple has stepped up to help fight COVID-19 by donating more than 10 million N95 masks to areas most affected by the outbreak. The company created a COVID-19 screening app and website that offers tips and other resources on how to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Apple is also matching employee donations two-to-one during the crisis.
Cook’s tweet came on National Doctors Day as New York’s governor begged health care professionals across the United States to please come help his state treat those infected by the coronavirus with a promise that they would return the favor.
Worldwide there are over 766,336 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with more than 36,000 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University. In the U.S., there are over 156,000 confirmed cases and nearly 3,000 deaths.
Reflecting today on MLK’s words, ”All life is interrelated, and we are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” We are in this together & will only get through if we act as one.
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) March 29, 2020