After his recovery from the Coronavirus, Ripple co-founder and executive chairman Chris Larsen posted a tweet earlier this week, April 2, to thank those working on the front lines against this invisible killer.
Chris Larson, co-founder and executive chairman of the San Francisco-based blockchain company, has fully recovered from COVID-19. On top of that, the co-founder also called on recovered patients to donate their blood for an antibody transplant.
The coronavirus is spreading around the world at an alarming rate. It is unlike anything the world has ever seen before, with infection rates increasing daily and the number of deaths continuing to rise as well.
For the co-founder, despite his recent recovery from the disease, he has turned to social media to encourage people to donate blood if they are themselves victims of the virus.
The United States is currently facing an unprecedented health disaster with a record 1,169 deaths in the last 24 hours.
The total number of deaths since the beginning of the pandemic has now reached 5949, according to Johns Hopkins University. Until last Wednesday, the worst daily record in terms of the number of deaths was in Italy, which recorded about 969 deaths in a single day. However, the public was not informed of Chris Larsen's infection until after his press release announcing his recovery from COVID-19.
A Pandemic Vaccine?
The death toll could reach 100,000 to 200,000, depending on the dire prospects of the White House. To make matters worse, the medical system would be in dire need of breathing apparatus and masks to prepare for the influx of new coronavirus patients.
To help, Chris Larsen intends to support the search for a coronavirus vaccine by donating his blood. The blood of patients who have survived VIDOC19 contains antibodies that can resist the virus.
Ripple's co-founder is also encouraging former coronavirus patients to do the same to provide a wealth of valuable information to researchers.
Written by Laetitia, Project Manager