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US picks 5 firms most likely to create vaccine - report

The Trump administration identified five pharmaceutical companies as the most likely to develop a coronavirus vaccine, The New York Times reported on Wednesday citing officials with knowledge of the matter.

The government is expected to make public the companies within several weeks as it hopes to speed along the process of developing and distributing a vaccine as soon as possible.

The five companies are Moderna, the joint collaboration of Oxford University and AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Merck and Pfizer.

Breaking the News / JC