May 18, 2020 / 7:35 PM / 8 days ago

RPT-Trump says big announcements made and coming on therapeutics, vaccines

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WASHINGTON, May 18 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that some big announcements have been made and are coming on therapeutics and vaccines for dealing with the coronavirus.

“This was a very big day therapeutically cure-wise and vaccine-wise. Tremendous progress has been made. Some big announcements are coming and have just come out and the market’s up almost 1,000 points,” Trump told a round-table meeting with restaurant executives and industry leaders at the White House. (Reporting by Jeff Mason, Tim Ahmann, Doina Chiacu and David Brunnstrom Editing by Chris Reese)

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