AmCham Members’ Efforts in the Fight Against COVID-19


As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide continue to rise, exceeding 5.45 million on 26 May, AmCham is seeing innovation, care and support from its members to manage the crisis. Some companies are providing around-the-clock support to its customers and employees, while others are filling gaps in medical supply, technology, safety and travel, to name just a few. Over the weeks to come, AmCham will be highlighting the way our Member companies are pulling together with the rest of the world to arrive at the best possible outcome for people and businesses everywhere.


3M The New York Times wrote on March 20 that 3M Co has doubled the production of N95 respirator masks over the last two months. The company is also investing more in longer-term demands as the duration of this virus is yet to be determined....

 

ABBVIE AbbVie is collaborating with select health authorities and institutions globally on clinical research related to COVID-19. AbbVie is supporting clinical studies and basic research, working closely with European health authorities and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health and Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority to coordinate on these efforts....

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AMGEN On March 23, the Amgen Foundation announced that they will commit up to $12.5M to support COVID-19 relief efforts. These funds will be used to support emergency response efforts both in Amgen’s US and international communities. The foundation will also match donations made by Amgen staff around the globe....

 

APPLE Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, said on 25 March that the tech giant is giving 10 million masks to healthcare workings in the US in an effort to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic. “These people deserve a debt of gratitude for all the work they’re doing on the front lines” Cook said....

 

ASPEN The Australian Government has launched a training course for care workers across all care settings on infection control related to COVID-19. Aspen Medical is the host for the training as the government's trusted COVID-19 training partner....

 

The Canberra-based firm has also been called to provide services for the outbreak which occurred on the Princess Cruises, which was docked in Yokohama....

 

BOSTON SCIENTIFIC is continuing to implement robust business continuity plans and work to protect and aid the safety of customers, patients and employees. The company is working to mitigate potential risks to product supplies, leveraging technology for virtual training and education, and to date, the company has committed $1.3 million to aid COVID-19 relief efforts....

 

CATERPILLAR The Caterpillar Foundation is supporting the relief efforts with a $250,000 donation to the China Women’s Development Foundation (CWDF) to provide healthcare facilities with critical medical protective materials and support to medical staff and patients....

 

CHEVRON has provided a $300,000 contribution from the Chevron Global Community Fund to Give2Asia, for work with the China Women’s Development Foundation. The donation, managed by Give2Asia, will assist CWDF in supplying medical equipment and materials to patients and responders in Hubei Province...

 

CITI is helping customers affected by the Coronavirus outbreak with assistance programs, available 24/7, to help with credit line increases and collection forbearance...

 

CSIRO is working with UQ to produce a vaccine on a larger scale for additional testing, and to determine its effectiveness against COVID-19. The test production has already commenced at the CSIRO manufacturing laboratory, located in Victoria. The company is also undertaking critical new research as part of the rapid global response to the outbreak....

 

DELL has provided an initial donation of two million yuan ($284,000 USD) to fund badly-needed materials including surgical masks, protective clothing and eye protectors for local hospitals, under the guidance of the Ministry of Civil Affairs and the assistance of China Youth Development Foundation and Hubei Youth Development Foundation...

 

FRAGOMEN is offering services to help customers worldwide have access to the correct range of temporary immigration-related measures in order to contain the spread of COVID-19. regularly for the latest immigration updates on this fluid situation.

 

GE GE Healthcare is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of medical technology and equipment. The division is working to boost production of patient monitors, ventilators, mobile X-ray systems and other diagnostic and treatment equipment for COVID-19 patients....

 

GOOGLE has begun to provide more enhanced information for people who are searching for terms related to coronavirus. The website created specifically to the virus is a useful resource for prevention tips, search trends, safety information, and further resources....

 

HYUNDAI Hope On Wheels (HHOW), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supported by Hyundai Motor America and its US dealers, is donating $2 million for COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Centers in partnership with children’s hospitals throughout the US...

 

IBM has been marshalling their resources and bringing together the right communities of experts — clients, governments, scientists, developers, partners, academic institutions, health agencies and IBMers — to work together, and manage through the COVID-19 outbreak with what they do best — applying data, knowledge, computing power and insights to solve difficult problems. IBM announced that it will donate RMB 2 million through relevant organizations in China to support the prevention and control of the new coronavirus outbreak....

 

JOHNSON & JOHNSON announced that its Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies will further expedite its investigational coronavirus vaccine program through an expanded collaboration with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services...

 

JP MORGAN has committed $1,000,000 to the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA), an organization supporting relief and recovery efforts in disaster-stricken areas to provide immediate healthcare relief, including procuring and distributing medical supplies, to those who need it most..

 

MASTERCARD’s Impact Fund charity and the Bill & Melinda Gates Fund are jointly committing $125m in “seed funding” to develop treatments for coronavirus disease....

 

MEDTRONIC The medical technology company, Medtronic, has increased the production of ventilators by over 40%. The demand from patients and healthcare systems since the COVID-19 outbreak across the world has triggered a proactive, resilient and dedicated response from the Medtronic team with extra manufacturing shifts being introduced to bring the plant to 24/7 operation. Medtronic and its foundation have also committed $1.5 million to COVID-19 relief efforts worldwide. It has donated ventilators, respiratory filters, pulse oximeters, sensors, and centrifugal blood pumps to Wuhan Huoshenshan Hospital...

 

MERCK donated a total of $225,000 to Direct Relief, Project HOPE and Give2Asia, to support procurement and shipping of needed supplies to China, as well as aid for frontline health workers and hospitals. The company also donated ~$145,000 (one million RMB) to the Chinese Red Cross Foundation to support their ongoing response efforts....

 

MICROSOFT Adaptive Biotechnologies Corporation and Microsoft Corporation announced on March 20, that they will be leveraging their existing partnership mapping population-wide adaptive immune responses to diseases at scale to study COVID-19. Their differentiated approach may improve detection methods and inform vaccine discovery for COVID-19....

MONASH UNIVERSITY Everyday Monash makes new research discoveries, delivers excellence in education and forges partnerships that have a global impact. See how they are fighting against COVID-19....

 

P&G have contributed $15 million of products including 30 brands in more than 20 countries, with more on the way. These donations ensure that families who do not have basic access to the everyday essentials many of us take for granted, can have the cleaning, health and hygiene benefits P&G brands can provide....

 

PFIZER is pleased to be working with BioNTech to start COVID-19 vaccine trials by April. They will jointly develop an mRNA-based vaccine and accelerate global development, leveraging expertise and resources from both companies....

 

PWC The PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc. announced new grants totaling $2.85 million to support communities most impacted by COVID-19. Powered by PwC’s 55,000 partners and staff, the PwC Foundation has been closely monitoring the impact of the virus on the firm’s people, their families, and their communities....

 

SALESFORCE To support the global response to this virus, Salesforce is donating $1 million to UCSF’s COVID-19 Response Fund and $500K to the CDC Foundation's Emergency Response Fund, which is meeting rapidly evolving response needs around the world. As always, we are matching our employees’ donations to all eligible organizations, and during this time are recommending they support organizations such as the CDC Foundation, UNICEF, Direct Relief, Save the Children, and Give2Asia....

 

TESLA The demand in N95 masks have spiked since the COVID-19 outbreak but Tesla distributed 50,000 of these masks in LA on Sunday. Tesla CEO Elon Musk, has also offered 1,255 ventilators to help fight against the virus and further tweeted that “if you want a free ventilator installed, please let us know!”...

THE HOSPITAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION are excited to announce their support for the prestigious Australasian COVID-19 trial (ASCOT) which is testing two drug treatments as a cure for COVID-19. They have made a $170,000 donation to purchase one of the drugs for use in the national trial...

TWITTER has undertaken rapid steps to implement product and policy changes to protect the public conversation during COVID-19 and instituted strong safeguards to keep their employees and partners safe in Australia and around the world. As a global community faces the COVID-19 pandemic together, Twitter is helping people find reliable information, connect with others, and follow what's happening in real time... read more.

TWO BULLS
 Two Bulls created CovidCare, a clinician driven initiative that links the doctors at the frontline of this pandemic with their patients in self-isolation. They have partnered with Dr Mukesh Haikerwal AC, A/Prof Jeremy Goldin and Prof Bruce Thompson to build this much needed solution....

 

UNITED AIRLINES The United Cargo Division is also working around the clock to “connect products to people around the world”... United Airlines has also announced no change fees for travel through May 31...

 

UPS The UPS Foundation, which leads the global citizenship programs for UPS (NYSE: UPS), announced it has expanded its response to the novel Coronavirus, including new grant allocations, surpassing $6 million to United Nations agencies, humanitarian relief partners and community-based non-profit and international non-government organizations....

 

XYLEM INC deployed three wastewater pumps to support the urgent need of Wuhan Huoshenshan Hospital. We’re honored to leverage our technology to be able to help in the fight against coronavirus....

 

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