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US authorities to fund the development of promising vaccines against COVID-19

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The White House hopes that several million doses of the new vaccine will be produced in the United States by the end of 2020

President Donald Trump said on Friday that the U.S. government will fund the development of all promising coronavirus vaccines. The head of state said this, speaking at an event held in the Rose Garden of the White House.

Trump said the list of the most promising candidates for the development of a vaccine has been reduced to 14, and may be subject to further cuts..

The President expressed the hope that work on the vaccine will be completed by the end of this year, and promised that his administration will mobilize all available opportunities to quickly vaccinate Americans..

Moncef Sloughi, former CEO of GlaxoSmithKline, who was tasked by the president to lead the vaccine and vaccination efforts, expressed optimism that progress will be made by the end of the year.

“I recently saw preliminary data from a clinical trial of a coronavirus vaccine. This data gave me even more confidence that we can produce several hundred million doses of vaccine by the end of 2020, ”he said..

Sloughie did not name the vaccine, but it is known that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved clinical trials of a vaccine developed by Moderna Therapeutics with assistance from the National Institutes of Health..

The President emphasized that the United States is coordinating vaccine development with other states.

“We work very closely both with countries that are [our] allies, and with countries that, frankly, are not allies. We are not selfish. Whoever gets it, we think it’s great. We will work with them. They will work with us.US authorities to fund the development of promising vaccines against COVID-19 In the same way, if we get it, we will work with them, ”the President assured.

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