We’re Not Alone, Because Mark Zuckerberg Is Also Hella Paranoid About Catching Ebola
There’s being scared about catching Ebola, and then there’s being SO scared about catching Ebola that you literally try and kill it singlehandedly by donating $25 million dollars to stop that shit.
While we all take precautions by washing our hands and not making out with so many strangers (and things of that nature), Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was basically like, “Oh, hell no. Ebola is not getting to me,” and decided to donate a boatload of money.
He announced his generous donation earlier today in a Facebook post…
Mark explains that the disease has infected 8,400 people thus far and that projections suggest it could infect 1 million people or more if not properly addressed. “We believe our grant is the quickest way to empower the CDC and the experts in this field to prevent this outcome,” he explains. The grant comes from Mark’s donor-advised fund at Silicon Valley Community Foundation, which was basically established thanks to the amount of time we, the people, spend screwing around on Facebook.
So, in addition to all that hand-washing and abstaining from stranger makeouts, we can keep fighting the good fight by spending our days on Facebook, which in turn gives Mark Zuckerberg money, which in turn gives the foundation money, which in turn gives the cause money and helps us all from getting Ebola. Keep Calm and Purell On. [BuzzFeed]