Humanitas University students are organizing this fundraiser on behalf of Humanitas University to support the scientific research project on corona virus conducted.
We wanted to reach out to you, as medical students regarding our concerns about the corona virus outbreak.
We are currently very thankful to our university for handling the crisis in an assuring manner, by taking the early precautions to let us continue our education through online streaming without an interruption, and this only increases the level of responsibility we feel even further about the situation that we are in.
We believe that all the people in the world who are in the field are doing their best, and as future doctors we are continuously studying to know more about the virus, reading all the new articles as they come by and support our professors and scientists while they are giving their full attention to the actual work in the lab. This is because a breakthrough in science rarely takes place as a result of a certain individual entity's effort. It almost always reached through the ongoing accumulation of knowledge and contribution of several different sources at the same time.
As human beings, we are all "earthers"; so it's a natural reflex to react to such a misfortune global situation like this. In addition, as we are medical students based in Italy, where the biggest acute impact is felt at this time, our concerns and urge to take action is quite amplified.
We feel and accept this pressure altogether, and that is why we already launched a specific research project to understand the mechanisms of the virus right here in the research center of our university, yet we cannot do this alone if we'd like to beat our opponent in a timely manner. This is the third time that we are facing an infection caused by a member of corona virus family and if we want it to be the last one, we have to act altogether, we have to act strong and we have to act "at once".
That is why we come up with this project, "Cure for Corona", and we invite you all to support this local effort which will naturally contribute to the global cause as we go by.
Our university's research efforts in establishing a further understanding in the molecular and biochemical mechanisms of corona virus family is conducted by Prof. Alberto Mantovani, who is arguably the best mind in the field of Immunology and the reason we want to stress this point further is that each and every contribution of yours, which will naturally make you part of this cause, will be channeled to the exact need at once by people who are excelled in the field.
Last but not the least, we'd like to reiterate that this project is an initiation of the students in order to assist our common goal of supporting our community, city, country and world at this difficult time.