April 29, 2020 / 8:30 PM / a month ago

Trump administration to speed coronavirus vaccine development: senior administration official

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus response during a meeting with Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 29, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is planning to speed up development of a coronavirus vaccine with the goal of having 100 million doses ready by the end of 2020, a senior administration official said on Wednesday.

The official declined to be publicly identified.

Reporting by Steve Holland; Writing by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by Chris Reese

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