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Trump announces coronavirus vaccine for end of the year; urges reopening of schools by September

Monday, May 4th 2020 - 07:45 UTC
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“We are very confident that we're going to have a vaccine at the end of the year, by the end of the year,” Trump said in a Fox News “town hall” show broadcast “We are very confident that we're going to have a vaccine at the end of the year, by the end of the year,” Trump said in a Fox News “town hall” show broadcast

President Donald Trump on Sunday said the United States would have a coronavirus vaccine by the end of this year.

“We are very confident that we're going to have a vaccine at the end of the year, by the end of the year,” Trump said in a Fox News “town hall” show broadcast from the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC.

He also said he would urge the reopening of schools and universities in September, saying “I want them to go back.”

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Sunday reported 1,122,486 US cases of the new coronavirus, an increase of 29,671 cases from its previous count, and said the number of deaths had risen by 1,452 to 65,735.

The CDC reported its tally of cases of the Covid 19 on Saturday, compared with its count a day earlier. CDC figures do not necessarily reflect cases reported by individual states. The tally reported over the weekend is preliminary and will be updated on Monday.

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