German Newspaper: Trump Tried To Bribe Local Pharma For Exclusive US Rights To Potenial Coronavirus Vaccine

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.”