Trump Wants The U.S. To Have Exclusive Rights To The Coronavirus Vaccine

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William James

President Donald Trump wants the Coronavirus vaccine to be owned exclusively by the United States.

President Donald Trump is attempting to lure a German scientific firm to the United States in the hopes of the country gaining exclusive ownership of any vaccine developed, according to CNBC.

However, Trump wants the vaccine to be exclusively for the United States, not for other nations around the world.

Berlin is trying to stop Washington from persuading a German company seeking a coronavirus vaccine to move its research to the United States, prompting German politicians to insist no country should have a monopoly on any future vaccine.

Germany’s Health Ministry confirmed a report in newspaper Welt am Sonntag, which said President Donald Trump had offered funds to lure the company CureVac to the United States, and the German government was making counter-offers to tempt it to stay.

Welt am Sonntag (German newspaper) quoted an unidentified German government source as saying Trump was trying to secure the scientists’ work exclusively, and would do anything to get a vaccine for the United States, “but only for the United States.”

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