Military personnel make up lion’s share of Operation Warp Speed leaders

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Monday, September 28th, 2020

Just 29 of the approximately 90 leaders included in the chart STAT gotten were not employed by the Department of Defense. Mr. Mango told STAT the majority of the scientists involved in Operation Warp Speed work for the drugmakers the effort is funding, so they wouldnt appear in the chart.

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” There are rather truthfully specific logistical components of this that the CDC has never ever, ever been asked to do, and why not bring the very best logisticians in the world into the equation?” Mr. Mango informed STAT.

About two-thirds of Operation Warp Speeds leaders are military workers utilized by the U.S. Department of Defense, according to an organization chart of the programs leaders recently gotten by STAT.

The chart, dated July 30, shows Operation Warp Speed, the White Houses $10 billion task force to distribute and develop 300 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine by 2020, relies significantly on military participation. Paul Mango, HHS deputy chief of staff for policy, told STAT the military has assisted the effort established producing centers, manage its supply chain, and develop cybersecurity and other defenses.