Robert Kraft Uses Patriots Team Plane to Fly 1M Masks to Massachusetts Hospitals

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is stepping up to help out with the coronavirus pandemic relief efforts. This week, it was announced that Kraft was using the New England Patriots team plane to deliver medical supplies.

Kraft reportedly used his plane to transport one million N95 masks from China to hospitals in Massachusetts.

There are 7,738 confirmed coronavirus cases in Massachusetts.

122 people have died from the virus in the state.

The coronavirus outbreak has led to the cancellation or postponing of many large events including The Masters, the 2020 Summer Olympics, NCAA Tournament, Coachella, SXSW, the Winter X Games, Stagecoach, Ultra Music Festival in Miami, and more. The NBA, NHL, and MLS have temporarily suspended their seasons.

The coronavirus mainly comes from animals and a majority of those who were infected early either worked at or frequently visited the Huanan seafood wholesale market in Wuhan, according to The Guardian. The virus is similar to Severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) and Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome (Mers).

The Wuhan coronavirus is transmitted from person to person through “droplet transmission.” That means an infected person can pass the virus by sneezing or coughing on another person as well as by direct contact.

While a majority of the cases have been detected in the United States and China — with more than 3,000 deaths in the United States which surpasses the death toll of the September 11 terrorist in New York City — it has now reached many countries around the world. It has also been confirmed in Italy, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, and many other eastern countries.

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