Brian Sheth, founder of the Sheth Sangreal Foundation, is part of the group of scientists and billionaires that called themselves Scientists to Stop Covid-19 led by Tom Cahill which are looking for a solution to the coronavirus pandemic and developing a viable plan to present it to the White House. The group also includes Nobel Prize winner, Michael Rosbash, as well as other chemical biologists, an immunobiologist, a neurobiologist, a chronobiologist, an oncologist, a gastroenterologist, an epidemiologist and a nuclear scientist.
The group’s objective is to develop “actionable, non-partisan proposals to produce safe and effective COVID-19 therapeutics and vaccines in the shortest possible time frame, and to reopen our society in a manner that reduces the risk of future COVID-19 outbreaks.” As they mentioned on their 17-page report.
Mr. Sheth was an early investor in Dr. Cahill’s fund and one of the first ones in joining the group’s efforts in fighting the virus. As co-founder of private-equity firm Vista Equity Partners, Mr. Sheth is providing the group with his expertise in technology and he also introduced the Dallas businessman and co-chairman of the Republican National Committee, Thomas Hicks Jr., to Dr. Cahill’s group.
The group has been in close communication with the international laboratories, the largest health care system in the U.S., to develop their ideas and advance their research. Members of the group have continued their discussions with administration officials, hoping to turn their confidential plan into action.
The participation of Mr. Sheth in the group’s endeavor to fight the pandemic is just one of his multiple efforts abiding by the foundation’s mission to “ensure that no one stands alone while protecting life in a changing world.” Back in March, Mr. Sheth donated $500,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area to support their Covid-19 relief programs for the local children, families and healthcare workers on the front lines.
For full article on the Wall Street Journal, please visit: The Secret Group of Scientists and Billionaires Pushing a Manhattan Project for Covid-19