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If a foreign country discovers a vaccine for Covid19 will the USA accept it?

Asked by SQUEEKY2 (18879points) 2 weeks ago

Or do you think they will ignore it, and keep searching for one on their own?

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raum's avatar

I don’t think that’s how the medical community operates.

Though I’m sure Trump will try to take credit for it. Probably rip it off by switching an additive, changing its name and touting it as “the best” vaccine.

JLeslie's avatar

They very well might require a new set of testing before making it available to the US market. With Trump, even if we felt the testing was reliable, he still might prevent it to keep all profits for US companies.

janbb's avatar

I’m hoping there will be a smarter administration soon.

SQUEEKY2's avatar

Knowing Trump I would believe that @ragingloli then he would use it for political leverage to get re-elected.

KNOWITALL's avatar

3 of 5 major vaccine suppliers to the US are foreign, so yes.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK221811/

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

They might even be a problem if the USA makes the vaccine. Anti-vaxxers might still refuse it.

KNOWITALL's avatar

@RedDeer Some of the articles said that’s a huge part of the issue in the US. You’re right.

nightwolf5's avatar

I would hope so. I don’t care who or what country comes up with it. I want it over with.

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