A vaccine to help combat the common cold is planned to be developed by Amazon. A unit that works on ideas that non-related to eCommerce is developing the project.
According to reports, Amazon is attempting to develop a vaccine to help the public combat the common cold. Researchers stopped from developing a vaccine or treatment that can cure the virus due to the many strains that are a part of the common cold. The company has assigned a small team from their Grand Challenge-unit to handle the task to research more ways to handle the common cold.
It is currently unknown on which methods are used to get the research started and how much money Amazon is using to fund the project. Sources close to the project say the code name is “Project Gesundheit” but insiders were told not to disclose any more details.
A representative from Amazon refused to answer any questions about the virus. The company is also working on using Alexa for health and wellness purposes. Their team called Amazon Care is creating a virtual medical clinic for employees and offers at-home medical care visits.