Mike and Lita Asscher have decided they want to help fight Covid-19. “We have created this very cool and comfortable non-medical fabric facemask and are selling it online, with all profits going to Scientists at the LUMC (Leiden University Medical Center). They are working hard on potential virus inhibitors, antiviral screening and a treatment for COVID-19.”. SteunLeiden.nl has started a crowdfunding campaign for this research, under the hashtag #wakeuptocorona.
Professor of Virology Eric Snijder explains why this is desperately needed. Scientists all around the world are working day and night to stop coronavirus. They are working on vaccines, drugs and other ways to halt the virus. Not only is the virus itself a challenge, but so too is funding the research. Snijder: ‘Carrying out these tests is extremely expensive. They can only be done by people with expert training in highly secured labs. I want to get on with the job but seem to spend most of my time writing funding proposals.’
That is why we support the crowdfunding campaign www.SteunLeiden.nl #wakeuptocorona. How does it work? Make a donation, big or small, to Snijder and his team’s research through SteunLeiden.nl. And use the #wakeuptocorona hashtag to challenge others to do the same.
Please join us and buy a facemask or just make a donation