Bloomberg Law
April 29, 2020, 7:18 PM

Trump’s ‘Operation Warp Speed’ Aims to Rush Coronavirus Vaccine

Jennifer Jacobs
Jennifer Jacobs
Bloomberg News
Drew Armstrong
Drew Armstrong
Bloomberg News

The Trump administration is organizing a Manhattan Project-style effort to drastically cut the time needed to develop a coronavirus vaccine, with a goal of making enough doses for most Americans by year’s end.

Called “Operation Warp Speed,” the program will pull together private pharmaceutical companies, government agencies and the military to try to cut the development time for a vaccine by as much as eight months, according to two people familiar with the matter.

As part of the arrangement, taxpayers will shoulder much of the financial risk that vaccine candidates may fail, instead of drug companies.

Watch: Trump says he wants to see quick FDA approvals on drugs that work and that recent Gilead coronavirus-drug trial results are a “building block.”
(Source: APTN/Bloomberg)

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