Apple Donations Help Ship Over 15 Million COVID-19 Tests Across the U.S.

Apple's $10 million donation to COPAN Diagnostics from its Advanced Manufacturing Fund led to more than 15 million COVID-19 tests being shipped across the United States, according to an Apple press release.

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Apple's chief operating officer, Jeff Williams, said the company is proud of its continued funding to support frontline healthcare workers who are battling the pandemic across the United States.

We are proud our Advanced Manufacturing Fund is supporting companies like COPAN who are playing a critical role in the fight against COVID-19 and assisting healthcare professionals and communities across the country.

Apple says that it's continuing to work with COPAN and more than a dozen other companies to find new and innovative ways to increase the production of COVID-19 tests by developing new machinery at COPAN's facility in Southern California.

Apple's Advanced Manufacturing Fund is "designed to foster and support the innovative production and high-skill jobs." Apple's investment in the fund so far accounts for more than $1.3 billion and supports 450,000 suppliers jobs across all 50 states.

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Captain Trips Avatar
18 months ago

And yet for the rest of the world (where Apple operates at huge profit) Nothing?
The rest of the world did a better job than the US in 2020 of handling the COVID outbreak.
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UKgaryb Avatar
18 months ago
And yet for the rest of the world (where Apple operates at huge profit) Nothing?
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citysnaps Avatar
18 months ago

I don’t know the exact answer to that but I’m going with “not enough.” People need to remember that corporations don’t give a damn about you and will do the bare minimum for brownie points
Did you read that Apple is working with more than a dozen other companies, to increase the production of covid testing, outside of its $10 million donation to COPAN?

All for the "bare minimum for brownie points." Right?

At what level would Apple need to hit so you would not be so outraged. Pick a number.
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SBlue1 Avatar
18 months ago

And yet for the rest of the world (where Apple operates at huge profit) Nothing?
Why should they care? It’s an US company. Some people are so entitled. Did you whine as well when Samsung offered help in Corea?
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citysnaps Avatar
18 months ago

A while back people guessed that a big announcement would be that they’re making all their retail stores vaccination centres. That’s a good start.

apple isn’t gonna send you thanksgiving best wishes because you’re on here defending their honour like this lmao
Hardly defending Apple's hour. Nice ad-hominem, and deflection, though.

If you care to answer the questions I posed, feel free.
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I7guy Avatar
18 months ago

Is Apple doing this because they are nice or as public relations stunt?
It doesn't matter. Real people have a positive benefit from the money, whether it was genuine concern or virtue signalling.


15 Million is really something. Many people seem to ask of public companies and rich people to give back to the community. I think if they paid their taxes they already did their give back. Now its up to the gov. to use that "give back" however they see fit. Build yet another nuclear bomb or deal with the COVID-19 situation.
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