[서울=RNX뉴스] 강은혜 기자 = Jackie Chan Offers $140,000 Reward for Coronavirus Vaccine.
Jackie Chan recently announced his support towards finding a vaccine for the Wuhan coronavirus.
With coronoavirus already affecting over 40,000 globally and killing more than 900 people, a cure has yet to be discovered.
The 65-year-old movie legend has vowed to give one million yuan, which is roughly $140,000, to whoever develops the vaccine.
"I have a 'naive' idea now. No matter which individual or organization develops the antidote, I want to thank them with 1 million yuan.", Jackie Chan, via The Nation
According to Chan, a combination of science and technology is the “key to overcoming the virus.”
"Science and technology is key to overcoming the virus, and I believe many people have the same thought like me and hope that an antidote can be developed as soon as possible.", Jackie Chan, via The Nation
He also made clear that he doesn’t want finding the vaccine to be solely because of the money reward.
Chan doesn’t want to see people "fighting a virus until some of them are dead when they should be enjoying life.”