Billionaire businessman Clive Palmer has donated $1 million to an Australian clinical trial of drugs which researchers say can “cure” coronavirus.
Mr Palmer is encouraging others to “dig deep” after his donation yesterday to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Foundation Coronavirus Action Fund.
The Queensland mining magnate revealed himself as the extraordinarily generous “anonymous donor” today.
On Monday, University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research director Professor David Paterson told news.com.au they have seen two drugs used to treat other conditions wipe out the virus in test tubes.
He said one of the medications, given to some of the first people to test positive for COVID-19 in Australia, had already resulted in “disappearance of the virus” and complete recovery from the infection.