Trump Launches ‘Operation Warp Speed’ — a Blank Check to Develop COVID Vaccine

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President Trump declared he is in charge of “Operation Warp Speed”, a program to quickly develop a COVID-19 vaccine, and he virtually endorsed a blank check to produce 300-million vaccines by next January, That number is adequate for the entire US population, so the plan is clear. His team also is brainstorming advertising strategies to inspire even skeptics to want a vaccine. -GEG

President Donald Trump has essentially given “Operation Warp Speed” a blank check as the team of government officials, scientists and private companies aims to produce hundreds of millions of doses of a life-saving coronavirus vaccine by early next year.

The goal — which may prove impossible to meet — is to make 100 million doses of the vaccine available by November, 200 million doses by December and 300 million doses by January, a senior administration official said.
“When the President was asked, ‘What do you want to put into it?’ He said, ‘No limit,'” the official said.
Trump insisted Thursday the administration wasn’t “overpromising” with its aggressive timeline.
“Whatever you can humanly do, we’re going to have,” Trump said. “We’re going to fast-track it like you’ve never seen before, if we come up with a vaccine.”
At a government agency level, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Defense Secretary Mark Esper are taking the lead. A director of the project is expected to be announced next week, according to a senior administration official.
But Trump, as he declared Thursday, is officially the head of the project.
“You know who is in charge of it? Honestly? I am,” Trump said.
The obvious hurdle is quickly developing a vaccine that is effective and safe.
But “Operation Warp Speed” — a name that was chosen by the scientists working on it, who are Star Trek superfans — is also working on all the challenges that surround vaccine deployment. They are already working on solutions to quickly ramp up production, organize distribution and determine who gets the first doses of the vaccine.

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2 years ago

A vaccine is far-and-away the WORST way to cure COVID19. Much better is to find combinations of chemicals (most especially natural herbs, vitamins, substances) that cure COVID19. The reasons for this are many. First of all, they will almost certainly continue to be effective on mutated versions of COVID19, whereas most/many vaccines will become ineffective or much less effective. Second, to be highly effective, everyone needs to receive a vaccine (and therefore EVERYONE will be screwed if serious problems are found with the vaccine) whereas only those who get sick/symptoms need be given the chemicals. Third, chemicals that are already… Read more »

Phyllis
Phyllis
2 years ago

I saw something else that looks like our POTUS is dealing with “billy goat” gates! If the vaccine works, are they going to force EVERYONE to get the shot and then get your vaccine certificate so you can travel, shop, etc? Frell that!!! A whole lot of people are going to put up a fight, I’ll be one of them! I WILL NOT SUBMIT, I hope you won’t either. I’d rather take my chances with the virus – I’m healthy so I don’t expect much from it, so there is no reason to have a vax that WILL make me… Read more »

DAVID TAYLOR
DAVID TAYLOR
2 years ago

Operation Satan’s Seed at warp speed.