Trump Touts Operation Warp Speed’s COVID-19 Successes
President Donald Trump stood in the Rose Garden at the White House this afternoon touting the truly amazing progress that Operation Warp Speed has made with respect to developing COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics. Launched officially on May 15, 2020, the Trump administration deserves much credit for the successes of Operation Warp Speed.
Recall that the first case of community transmission of the coronavirus was revealed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on February 26. Less than eight months later, Pfizer released initial data from its clinical trial indicating that its novel messenger RNA vaccine was more than 90 percent effective. Vaccine maker Moderna this week disclosed that it had finished accumulating data and expects to release its efficacy results later this month, perhaps as early as next week. “This is five times faster than fastest vaccine development in history,” asserted the president. In fact, no vaccines have ever been made and vetted so quickly. Until now, the development of the mumps vaccine in the 1960s held the record at four years.
The president took swipes at Pfizer for claiming that it was not part of Operation Warp Spe
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