US President Donald Trump allegedly offered $1 billion to German pharmaceutical company CureVac for exclusive rights to a coronavirus vaccine
News shock from Germany. U.S. President Donald Trump allegedly offered $1 billion to the German pharmaceutical company CureVac to obtain a coronavirus vaccine exclusively for the United States. The rumor was reported a few hours ago by the weekly Welt am Sonntag, one of the most authoritative and popular German magazines. The authors of the piece – journalists Anja Ettel and Kristian Frigelj – quote government sources and explain in detail the strategy implemented by the American president. Consistent with his much touted “America First”, Trump would be ready to pay 1 billion dollars (just under 1 billion euros) to obtain the patent for a vaccine against the Coronavirus on which CureVac researchers have been working for weeks. Tycoon would like to obtain the exclusive rights to the vaccine: this means that it could be used only in the USA or, anyway, only with American authorization. This claim would have met the opposition of the German government, which instead would like to keep the vaccine in Germany and then distribute it in the rest of Europe.
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Coronavirus, Trump: “1 billion for a US exclusive vaccine.”
The news has so far neither been confirmed nor denied by US government sources and by those responsible for the German pharmaceutical company. Our editorial staff is in contact with German and overseas sources to verify the truthfulness of what reported by the weekly Welt am Sonntag and to provide the most detailed and accurate information possible. What is certain is that the fight against the Coronavirus is now a global issue. After an initial phase of indifference, all the governments of the world are preparing extraordinary measures to stop or at least limit the contagion. In this scenario, just a few days ago, the UK medical adviser Wallance’s thesis that 60% of the British population should contract the coronavirus to develop herd immunity caused a stir.
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