Trump To Appoint Former GSK Executive Moncef Slaoui To Lead ‘Operation Warp Speed’ Search For Novel Coronavirus Vaccine

AP: Trump to name former pharma exec as vaccine czar
“President Donald Trump is set to name a former pharmaceutical executive to lead his administration’s all-out effort to produce and distribute a coronavirus vaccine by the end of the year. Moncef Slaoui, a former GlaxoSmithKline executive, will lead ‘Operation Warp Speed,’ Trump’s push to accelerate the vaccine development process for COVID-19, according to an administration official. Slaoui is to serve in a volunteer capacity, and will be assisted by Army Gen. Gustave Perna, the commander of United States Army Materiel Command. … ‘Operation Warp Speed’ is operating largely independently of the existing White House coronavirus task force, which is also shifting its focus toward vaccine development…” (Miller, 5/13).

Additional coverage of Slaoui’s expected appointment is available from The Hill, POLITICO, and Reuters.

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