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Amazon disrupted the books, grocery, and shipping business, and now it’s set its sights on viral infections. The tech company has apparently tasked a team of employees to research and develop a cure for the common cold, a CNBC report indicates today. Under an effort called “Project Gesundheit,” three people familiar with the effort tell CNBC that Amazon is specifically looking to develop a vaccine that would stave off cold infections. This small team exists under the broader Grand Challenge group within Amazon, CNBC says.
Creating a vaccine for the common cold is particularly difficult because there are so many strains, and the viruses can mutate over time to develop a vaccine or drug resistance. Even with the flu, the yearly vaccine o…tech, The Verge, The Verge - All Posts