Alibaba’s Jack Ma donates $14 million to develop coronavirus vaccine

Alibaba’s Jack Ma donates $14 million to develop coronavirus vaccine

Alibaba’s Jack Ma donates $14 million to develop coronavirus vaccine

Coronaviruses are a family of diseases which include the common cold and the virus which caused Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), which originated in China in 2002 and killed almost 800 people around the world.

Ma says that his group will attempt to present much more assist in the battle towards the virus for the event and accumulation of medical science.

"Jack Ma Foundation will exhaust our abilities to provide more help to the development and growth of medical science", the charity's official Weibo--the Chinese equivalent of Twitter--said in a post on Wednesday.

Traditionally the extraction of DNA would take months but with new technologies, it is only been taking scientists days to produce.

A single strain of DNA is the main ingredient in this vaccine which they hope will trigger a strong response against the virus. Then the vaccine will go into mass production.

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One US pharmaceutical company says it'll have one ready for China by the end of the year.

The final time a comparable virus - Sars - emerged in 2002 - China was sluggish to let the world know what was occurring. So by the time work on a vaccine started in earnest, the outbreak was nearly over. The death toll from the new coronavirus had climbed to 132.

Moderna Inc in MA has also joined forces with the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to accelerate its research.

The WHO is co-ordinating this world quest for a new vaccine.

Although efforts to give you a vaccine for this new coronavirus have been accelerated, analysis remains to be at an early stage in any respect the services within the race to discover a new vaccine. However, to start to use it until after clinical trials, reports "Interfax". Ana Maria Henao-Restrepo from the WHO's Health Emergencies programme said: "We have developed a framework to inform decisions on which candidate vaccine (s) should be tested first".

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