Coronavirus was just officially declared a pandemic by the WHO.
Thankfully, pharmaceutical companies like Gilead are racing to develop a treatment. But if we leave it up to them, they'll charge a fortune for it, just like they do for other life-saving treatments.
Every day, hundreds of people are dying from this virus. We urgently need people across the globe calling for free testing and treatment for everyone who needs it.
Add your name and share this widely -- when a million people sign this, SumOfUs will plaster our message all over the hometown of Gilead’s CEO -- making sure he hears our call loud and clear!
For context: Gilead charges $2000/month for HIV treatment! We urgently need to ramp up pressure to make sure they don’t get to decide who lives and who dies.
A vaccine is still likely a year away from being ready, but a treatment plan for those already infected could come as early as June.
And it’s not just the treatment that should be free -- people everywhere should be able to get tested for free as well. In fact, fear of huge medical bills will keep those potentially infected away from getting tested, and by now, we all know what that means -- more spreading of the virus.
But we can change this. During times of crisis like this, public pressure is especially powerful as governments everywhere are on edge. Let’s build a huge outcry and share it far and wide -- SumOfUs will pull out all the stops to make sure the CEO hears our call.