Florida Senator Rick Scott (R) has announced that he will be donating his first quarter Senate salary to the University of South Florida Health’s Pandemic Research and Response Fund, which will support response and training efforts, research and their continued production of 3D printed supplies that are assisting with Coronavirus testing.
The former Florida Governor released a statement commenting on the effort, saying that “our nation is facing an unprecedented crisis.” In turn, “we, as Americans, have to come together to innovatively adapt and resolve problems, and that’s exactly what USF Health is doing.”
He explained that “their work to quickly develop Coronavirus testing supplies with 3-D printing technology will help us ramp up testing efforts nationwide and curb the spread of the Coronavirus NOW.”
The Florida Senator championed their work, saying that he’s “grateful to USF Health and all the incredible businesses, individuals and organizations across our state and nation doing their part to end the Coronavirus,” before asserting that “together, we can beat this.”
This comes at a time when the number of cases in the state of Florida continues to grow, and Florida’s leadership continues to quickly respond in order to effectively stop the spread of COVID-19.
Florida is currently #2 in terms of Coronavirus testing.