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Republican Senators Ask Biden for ‘Operation Warp Speed 2.0'

Aug. 29, 2022, 9:13 PM

Two Senate Republicans are urging President Joe Biden to enlist the private sector for a more coordinated Covid-19 response, much like the Trump administration did in 2020.

In asking Biden to launch Operation Warp Speed 2.0, Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Richard Burr (R-N.C.) lauded the Trump-era pandemic response program effort as a way to cut regulatory red tape, reduce risk, use military operational capacity, and set clear targets for industry to work with the federal government.

The Republicans, in a letter sent to the White House Aug. 26 and released publicly Monday, said the emergence of new Covid-19 variants ...