As we grip with the realities of the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, an unsettling realisation has begun to coalesce: The federal government wants Silicon Valley.

It’s true. Tech giants are filling voids internationally. In China, Alibaba’s Jack Ma shared purported snaps of 1 million face masks and 500,000 coronavirus testing kits certain for America, the place shortages threaten lives.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk can be lending a hand. He simply organised the delivery of 1,200 ventilators to Californian hospitals, in addition to different medical provides, albeit after awkwardly implying that US states weren’t working low on provides.

Family names like Apple, Microsoft, and Fb are concerned, too. They’re sourcing millions of face masks for the US and Europe.

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Even Lyft, undoubtedly hit exhausting by coronavirus lockdown measures, is delivering medical supplies  all whereas Jeff Bezos’ Amazon seeks to assist 100,000 unemployed with full and part-time jobs.

Silicon Valley can solely achieve this a lot towards coronavirus

These are strikes spurred on by requires the world’s largest corporations to step in the place governments have failed. Present estimates recommend the US wants roughly 3.5 billion face masks to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, so whereas sorely wanted, that few million pledged by Silicon Valley‘s heavyweights will solely go to this point.

Talking to those considerations, an influential San Francisco pension fund practically begged the S&P 500 on Monday to mobilize their manufacturing and distribution operations to serving to the well being sector deal with COVID-19 .