Saturday, May 16, 2020

Pres Trump: Vaccine or no vaccine, 'we are back'; announces 'Operation Warp Speed', and Other Coronavirus Updates

President Trump touted the effort the United States was putting into finding a coronavirus vaccine while claiming the country was already poised for a rebound.
“There’s never been a vaccine project anywhere in history like this,” Trump said during a press conference at the White House on Friday. “And I just want to make something clear, this is very important, vaccine or no vaccine, we’re back.”
Trump added that the country would “fight through it” and expressed hope that a coronavirus vaccine would be ready by the end of the year.
Trump announced Friday the formation of “Operation Warp Speed,” which is intended to speed the process of developing a coronavirus vaccine. He appointed Moncef Slaoui, former head of GlaxoSmithKline’s vaccine division, to lead that charge.
Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has called the idea of acquiring a vaccine by the end of the year “very aggressive.” Slaoui agreed with Fauci but did not rule out the possibility of achieving that goal.
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