Is The U.S. Government Paying Twice For Coronavirus Vaccine?

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — COVID-19 vaccine development continues to be the subject of political jostling, with President Trump contradicting top U.S. health officials regarding timeline and efficacy.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say they expect to distribute vaccines publicly at no cost to the patient.

But what will the government pay, and how much could drug companies profit?

PBS NewsHour’s Paul Solman reports.