Trump Aims to Rush Coronavirus Vaccine Development with ‘Warp Speed’ Plan

Date: 2020-04-30 18:02:32

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The White House is planning a Manhattan Project-style program in an unprecedented bid to make 300 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine by January. “Operation Warp Speed” will pool government, pharmaceutical, and military resources to test the most promising vaccine candidates in animals, then humans. And the best ones would be scaled up from there.

Infectious disease experts have repeatedly said that a Covid-19 vaccine wouldn’t be ready for 12 to 18 months at best. Trump refused to accept that timeline and encouraged a breakthrough process, according to HHS.

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