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US President Donald Trump has met with drug firm executives to debate progress on vaccines and antivirals to fight the coronavirus, telling them to “get it carried out”.
On the White Home assembly, executives from Gilead Sciences, Johnson & Johnson, GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi, Pfizer and different producers advised Trump they had been making speedy progress on new remedies for the virus, which within the US has contaminated about 100 folks killed six.
The producers mentioned they hope to have antiviral remedies prepared inside months and vaccines by subsequent yr. Gilead Chairman and Chief Govt Officer Daniel O’Day advised Trump that his firm could check a promising antiviral in Washington state, the place all six deaths have occurred.
“It is a very optimistic assembly. I did not realise you had been that far superior,” Trump mentioned. “Get it carried out. We want it.”