Germany tries to stop U.S. from luring away firm seeking coronavirus vaccine - (Fidelity via NewsPoints Desk)

  • Germany's health ministry confirmed a report in newspaper Welt am Sonntag that said President Donald Trump was trying to persuade German company CureVac, which is seeking a COVID-19 vaccine, to move its research to the US, as reported in Fidelity.

  • "The German government is very interested in ensuring that vaccines and active substances against the new coronavirus are also developed in Germany and Europe," the newspaper quoted a health ministry official as saying, adding that "in this regard, the government is in intensive exchange with the company CureVac."

  • A spokeswoman for the German health ministry stated "we confirm the report in the Welt am Sonntag."

  • Florian von der Muelbe, CureVac's chief production officer, last week said the company had started with a multitude of coronavirus vaccine candidates and was now selecting the two best to go into clinical trials.

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