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Pfizer could secure first approval for COVID-19 vaccine, says Trump

Asked which drugmaker could be approved, Trump told Fox News in an interview: "Pfizer's doing really well," adding "Johnson & Johnson ... they'll probably be a little later."

twitter-logoReuters | September 22, 2020 | Updated 09:52 IST
Pfizer could secure first approval for COVID-19 vaccine, says Trump
US President Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump on Monday suggested Pfizer Inc could secure the first US approval of a Covid-19 vaccine in coming weeks, saying a contender by Johnson & Johnson could come later.

Asked which drugmaker could be approved, Trump told Fox News in an interview: "Pfizer's doing really well," adding "Johnson & Johnson ... they'll probably be a little later."

He also cited efforts by Moderna Inc and AstraZeneca Plc.

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