Business Insider reports:
President Trump tried to recruit German scientists working on a cure for the coronavirus and offered large sums of money to secure exclusive rights to their work for the US, according to a report which was confirmed by the German government.
Prominent German newspaper Welt am Sonntag reported that Trump had offered large sums of money to lure the German-based company CureVac to the United States and to secure exclusive rights to a vaccine.
The firm works with the federally-owned Paul Ehrlich Institute for Vaccines and Biomedical Medicines on a cure for the coronavirus. A German government source said Trump was trying hard to find a coronavirus vaccine for the United States, “but only for the USA.”
— DW News (@dwnews) March 15, 2020
Trump is attempting to entice German lab CureVac to develop a vaccine exclusively for the US, @WELTAMSONNTAG reports. Germany’s health authorities are in intensive talks with the company to block Trump from buying exclusive rights https://t.co/fD3NpGLUa4
— Alfons López Tena (@alfonslopeztena) March 15, 2020