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Within a year says Trump on vaccine for COVID-19

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Washington, May 05: President Donald Trump says he believes a vaccine for COVID-19 will be available by the end of the year.

Trump also says the US government is putting its full power and might behind remdesivir, a drug that has shown early promise as a treatment for the disease caused by the new coronavirus.

Within a year says Trump on vaccine for COVID-19

Trump commented on Sunday night during a televised town hall sponsored by Fox News Channel.

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Trump sat inside the Lincoln Memorial and fielded questions from two Fox hosts, as well as from people who submitted questions over Fox's social media platforms.

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    Trump responded to a Nebraska man who recovered from COVID-19 by saying: We think we are going to have a vaccine by the end of this year. He also said his administration was pushing hard for remdesivir.

    US public health officials have said a vaccine is probably a year to 18 months away. But Dr Anthony Fauci said in late April that it's conceivable, if a vaccine is developed soon, it could be in wide distribution as soon as January.

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