Reporting from Germany: “Welt am Sonntag”
Welt am Sonntag is reporting our honorable President is attempting to
bribe lure a German company CureVac to develop a vaccine to be used only in the US.
Germany’s Health Ministry confirmed a report in the newspaper “Welt am Sonntag”, which said President Donald Trump had offered
bribesfunds to lure the German company CureVac to the United States, and the German government was making counter-offers to tempt it to stay.
Welt am Sonntag 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.”
CureVac’s chief production officer and co-founder Florian von der Muelbe told Reuters the company had started with multitude coronavirus vaccine candidates and was now selecting the best two to send into clinical trials.
The privately-held company based in Tübingen, Germany hopes to have an experimental vaccine ready by June or July to then seek the go-ahead from regulators for testing on humans.
Earlier this month CureVac CEO Daniel Menichella met Trump, Pence, members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, and senior representatives of pharmaceutical and biotech companies to discuss a vaccine.
Professor of Health Economics and Epidemiology Karl Lauterbach, a senior lawmaker with the Social Democrats and a junior partner in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition stated:
“The exclusive sale of a possible vaccine to the USA must be prevented by all means. Capitalism has limits.”
Germany tries to stop US from luring away firm seeking coronavirus vaccine, CNBC, March 15, 2020
Tübingen and not Tuebingen
Did you click on the link? The spelling came from there. If you google more articles, they are spelling it both ways. Thank you though.
Putting America first makes no sense at any level. If I were the CEO of CureVac I would want to sell any successful vaccine to both Europeans and Americans. And the more Europeans that do not catch COVID-19 equates to less risk for Americans. Of course, I would not put it past our Idiot in Chief to push for such a dumb idea.
Someone needs to cover Salks Polio vaccine in detail because it was an incredible learning experience for the world at the time. If I remember correctly, the first version of it was prepared incorrectly without strict controls and actually infected kids with polio. The government then had to step in and force laboratories to follow procedure. I think Salk gave it away as well.
“Tübingen and not Tuebingen”
The latter is simply a rendering of the former when the umlaut is not used.
I have not seen a German do such; but, ok