Jackie Chan will pay a million yuan to the creator of the coronavirus vaccineBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/jackie-chan-will-pay-a-million-yuan-to-the-creator-of-the-coronavirus-vaccine
Jackie Chan promised to pay the creator of the coronavirus vaccine one million yuan (approximately 9 million rubles). The American and Chinese actor expressed hope that his proposal encourages scientists to search for a solution to the problem and will help save someone's lives.
The award to the creators of the vaccine is not the only contribution of Jackie Chan to the common cause of the fight against the epidemic. It is known that the actor regularly donates money for the purchase of protective suits, masks and disinfectants for Chinese clinics.
In an interview with the New Straits Times Online, Jackie Chan said:
The actor promised to continue to support the fight against the virus, until complete victory over the epidemic. The situation in some areas of China remains very difficult. As of February 9, there are 37 thousand cases in the country, and 811 people have died.
According to information provided by Johns Hopkins University, 37.5 thousand people have been infected with coronavirus in the world. So far, only 2.6 thousand patients have been able to overcome the disease. The first cases of infection were recorded in December 2019 in Wuhan, Hubei Province.The source of infection, according to epidemiologists, was the city fish market, where small mammals were sold, consumed by the local population for food. It is believed that some of these animals could be carriers of the coronavirus 2019-nCoV, which came to them from bats.
The virus is spread by airborne droplets and its carriers have already been detected in 20 countries around the world. To stop the epidemic, many countries have introduced unprecedented quarantine measures and completely abandoned transport links with China.