President Trump and China’s President Xi Jinping, shown here in 2019, have both faced criticism for their handling of the coronavirus. Both leaders are now pushing hard for a vaccine. The U.S. has already agreed to pay a drug company more than $1 billion to produce a vaccine that’s yet to be approved. Xi says if China succeeds in developing a vaccine, it will be declared “a global public good.”

President Trump and China’s President Xi Jinping, shown here in 2019, have both faced criticism for their handling of the coronavirus. Both leaders are now pushing hard for a vaccine. The U.S. has already agreed to pay a drug company more than $1 billion to produce a vaccine that’s yet to be approved. Xi says if China succeeds in developing a vaccine, it will be declared “a global public good.”