- Kate Broderick, a British scientist is working round the clock to develop a coronavirus vaccine
- Broderick says she sleeps for two hours a night because she needs to make a difference
- According to Broderick, she will do whatever it takes during an outbreak like this
A British scientist, Kate Broderick, has said she sleeps for just two hours a night as she works round the clock to develop a coronavirus vaccine.
The 42-year-old scientist, who is from Scotland, said she would do whatever it takes to make a difference, Daily Mail reports.
Legit.ng notes that Broderick said: "I've spent my entire life working towards making a difference in an outbreak setting like this and I will do whatever it takes."
Since its outbreak, coronavirus has claimed 249 lives with 11,946 cases worldwide.
Dr Broderick and her colleagues designed a vaccine within three hours against the virus, days after Chinese authorities released the genetic code of the virus online.
Reacting on Facebook, Kalaikanthan M Sundarajan said: "I respectfully thank this lady scientist and her associates who are straining their every nerve and muscles to find a solution..., against the deadly virus descended on this earth."
Mich Monge said: "The world needs you so please take good care of you 24/7. We can only give what we have. If you loose your health, you will not be able to care for others; it is a proven fact. Wish you a noble prize in 2020."
Miroslav Seda said: "Wow, such a beautiful young lady with a big heart and kindness in her mind.. Thank you for your hard work and I really honestly wish you the success."
Andre Garcia also commended the scientist for devoting her time for the good of humanity, adding that the world needs more people like her.
Garcia said: "We don't want to lose people like you. We pray and support for your advocacy and we can only remind you to please take care of your health too."
Bob Heigh said: "And just how does she expect to function effectively on two hours sleep a night ?? That's how mistakes are made and lives lost. Unless she is on the night shift and sleeping through the day."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the deadly coronavirus spread to England after two members of the same family tested positive for the fast-spreading virus.
The spread of the virus in the country was confirmed by England's chief medical officer Chris Whitty on Friday, January 31, who stated that the patients were now in the care of the country’s National Health Service (NHS).
Whitty disclosed that his team was trying to prevent further spread of the disease by working to identify any contacts the sick patients might have had.
In other news, China's richest man and founder of the e-commerce conglomerate Alibaba, Jack Ma, donated 100 million yuan (N5,225,827,550) to help scientists develop a vaccine for coronavirus.
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