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    Trump launches 'Operation Warp Speed' to accelerate vaccine development

    From Bloomberg

    The Trump administration is organizing a Manhattan Project-style effort to drastically cut the time needed to develop a coronavirus vaccine, with a goal of making enough doses for most Americans by year’s end.

    Called “Operation Warp Speed,” the program will pull together private pharmaceutical companies, government agencies and the military to try to cut the development time for a vaccine by as much as eight months, according to two people familiar with the matter.

    As part of the arrangement, taxpayers will shoulder much of the financial risk that vaccine candidates may fail, instead of drug companies.

    The project’s goal is to have 300 million doses of vaccine available by January, according to one administration official. There is no precedent for such rapid development of a vaccine.

    President Donald Trump’s top medical advisers, led by the infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci, have repeatedly said that a coronavirus vaccine won’t be ready for 12 to 18 months at best. Until then, White House guidelines envision some economically damaging social-distancing practices maintained even as the U.S. begins to resume a more normal social and business life.

    Last month, Trump directed Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar to speed development of a vaccine, and administration officials have been meeting on the effort for three to four weeks, one of the people said. A meeting on the project was scheduled at the White House on Wednesday.

    The people familiar with the project and the administration officials asked not to be identified because it hasn’t yet been publicly announced.

    A spokesman for the Department of Health and Human Services, Michael Caputo, said the president refused to accept the timeline for standard vaccine development and encouraged a breakthrough process.

    Vaccine development is typically slow and high risk. The project’s goal is to cut out the slow part, the people said. Operation Warp Speed will use government resources to quickly test the world’s most promising experimental vaccines in animals, then launch coordinated human clinical trials to winnow down the candidates.

    The best prospective vaccines would go into wider trials at the same time mass production ramps up.

    The project will cost billions of dollars, one of the people said. And it will almost certainly result in significant waste by making inoculations at scale before knowing if they’ll be safe and effective -- meaning that vaccines that fail will be useless. But it could mean having doses of vaccine available for the American public by the end of this year, instead of by next summer.

    The group is discussing which Americans might be vaccinated first, as the medicines would likely roll off production lines in batches, one of the people said. The project would be funded from money already available to the government and won’t require new authority from Congress, one of the people said.

    There are at least 70 different coronavirus vaccines in development by drugmakers and research groups, according to the World Health Organization. But drugmakers have not coordinated their efforts to the extent they could through the Warp Speed project, one of the people said.

    Under the effort, the Defense Department would make its animal research resources available for pre-clinical work on vaccines.

    The group is also discussing the use of what’s known as a master protocol to test the vaccines. Instead of multiple clinical trials run by each drugmaker, competing for patients and resources, the government would organize one large trial to test several vaccines at once and advance the most promising ones.

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    The odds of creating a safe and effective vaccine for COVID19 in the next year could be about the same as developing a warp speed starship in the next ten years. Throw all the money at it you want, probably won't happen.

    On the other hand, an ineffective or not safe vaccine could be produced tomorrow.
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    Doubtful that a vaccine will be created in the coming year or this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Globalist View Post
    Doubtful that a vaccine will be created in the coming year or this year.
    But that won't stop the pharmaceutical companies from collecting hundreds of billions of dollars of our taxpayer funds to develop it anyway! Fauci actually has a history of doing this - taking taxpayer funds for vaccine research and never producing a vaccine:

    Dr. Fauci’s History in Spending Billions of Government Funds on Vaccine Research with Little to Show for it
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    Warp speed ahead to 50 million unemployed

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    I think this is another way of exposing Gates and Fauci. We know they have one waiting in the wings, I believe the President knows that too. He is trying to get them to show their hand, once again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by donnay View Post
    I think this is another way of exposing Gates and Fauci. We know they have one waiting in the wings, I believe the President knows that too. He is trying to get them to show their hand, once again.
    Well this is one helluva way to do it, by destroying the nation's economy!

    I guess you're admitting the President is a liar then. Because he has repeatedly stated publicly that Fauci is a "great guy" and that he likes him, and trusts him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Created4 View Post
    Well this is one helluva way to do it, by destroying the nation's economy!

    I guess you're admitting the President is a liar then. Because he has repeatedly stated publicly that Fauci is a "great guy" and that he likes him, and trusts him.
    Well given the hand he has been dealt, and the people that surround him, he has to have a strategy of some kind to weed them out. Kind of like keep your friends close but your enemies closer. It's another street smart trait that lots of city people learn early on to survive.

    He is very aware of the unsafety of vaccines. His son, Barron was injured by them.
    “The spirits of darkness are now among us. We have to be on guard so that we may realize what is happening when we encounter them and gain a real idea of where they are to be found. The most dangerous thing you can do in the immediate future will be to give yourself up unconsciously to the influences which are definitely present.” ~ Rudolf Steiner

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    The odds of creating a safe and effective vaccine for COVID19 in the next year could be about the same as developing a warp speed starship in the next ten years. Throw all the money at it you want, probably won't happen.

    On the other hand, an ineffective or not safe vaccine could be produced tomorrow.
    Yeah, just substitute Clorox for the vaccine.



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