Many private American companies are stepping up to the plate, to help in the fight against Coronavirus.
You know Under Armour as an athletic company, but now they too are helping in the fight against COVID-19. On Tuesday, Under Armour announced plans to pivot from focusing on athletic gear to medical gear.
With the newly announced plans, Under Armour plans to manufacture and distribute more than 500,000 face masks to help healthcare providers that are in desperate need of supplies.
Furthermore, they are planning to design and distribute over 50,000 fanny packs, specifically designed with medical professional needs in mind.
Under Armour CEO Patrik Frisk said:
“This is an unprecedented time. Companies with the ability to innovate and provide resources to make a difference are needed now more than ever."
Currently, there is a shortage of face masks in the United States and doctors are in need of replenishing stockpiles. With no end in sight and COVID-19 cases continuing to rise in the United Sates, expect more private companies to step up and help support the healthcare providers.
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