The world is in the midst of a medical crisis because the lethal coronavirus that originated from Wuhan, China, has infected hundreds of people across the globe, and it’s spreading at an alarming rate – besides, the scientists are still dealing with the coronavirus vaccine research.
So, amongst the global fright, experts have been examining to figure out where the virus has come from precisely and how to treat it adequately.
But it is generally supposed that the sale of meat from wild animals is the prime cause of the coronavirus.
Many believe that Bats are the real culprits:
A few strains of the virus have been detected in bats in the past, and with them being a treat in some areas of China, they are believed to be one of the leading agents.
And many have been eating the bats whole without cooking them well.
But some fingers have also been pointed at reptiles…particularly snakes.
According to the study, reptiles aren’t suitable to eat, but a snake soup is also seen as food in numerous parts of China.
And all of these researches seem pretty accurate!
So, we conclude that the virus has got from a wild animal.
However, despite where the virus comes from, it can be spread quickly and easily.
The virus can be infected upon other humans by coughing, or any physical contact.
Also, the virus mixes with its host’s DNA, which means it can mutate immediately.
And researchers have been working recklessly in a bid to find the coronavirus vaccine!
Alas, they have so far had no luck.
And of course, behind science is a lot of investments!
And money is what China needs specifically to develop vaccines and conduct experiments.
Fortunately, China’s richest man, Jack Ma, has stepped in!
55-year-old, Jack Ma, is the founder of the multi-dollar e-commerce company, Alibaba, and he is estimated to be worth over $38 billion.
Jack Ma also runs the foundation Weibo.
And it was on this website when the billionaire declared that he would be making a bountiful donation towards the development of a coronavirus vaccine for the coronavirus outbreak.
Approx $14 million has been donated by Ma!
In the declaration, the company addressed that the donated money will be used to “support the development of a coronavirus vaccine,” and the money will be split between different companies and organizations.
According to a report, $2.8 million of the donation will be going to both the Chinese Academies of Engineering and Sciences and the rest will be used to help purchase medical supplies for hospitals in the Wuhan and Hubei Province.
Anywho, Jack Ma isn’t the only liberal soul who has donated towards the cause!
Because Microsoft owner, Bill Gates, has also decided to help towards the research behind the development of a coronavirus vaccine.
No doubt, Bill Gates is the second wealthiest person on this planet, so he and his wife have a lot of money to spare.
And the couple has bestowed a staggering $100 million!
The money is gone to the coronavirus vaccine research and treatment forces, which was announced as part of the WHO’s request for $675 million in global contributions to fight the attack of the virus.
WHO’s director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, stated, “a window of opportunity” exists!
The analysis says that only 190 cases of the coronavirus exist outside of China, meaning officials are hoping to retrieve control of the spread of the virus.
And as Ghebreyesus explained, “$675 million is a lot of money, but it’s much less than the bill we will face if we don’t invest in preparedness now during the window of opportunity we have.”
All we can do is hope that these philanthropic donations will start to make a difference!