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Health

Trump says not pressing U.S. government for coronavirus vaccine for political reasons

FILE PHOTO: A woman holds a small bottle labeled with a "Vaccine COVID-19" sticker and a medical syringe in this illustration taken April 10, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday told Fox News he is not pressuring the U.S. government for a vaccine against the deadly coronavirus for political reasons.

“I’m not doing it for political reasons. I want the vaccine fast,” said Trump, whose chances at re-election in November hinge on his response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Reporting by Lisa Lambert and Susan Heavey; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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