HHS announces leadership team for Operation Warp Speed

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HHS May 15 outlined who will lead the government's Operation Warp Speed, a program designed to drastically reduce the time it takes to get a COVID-19 vaccine to U.S. residents. 

The agency confirmed that Moncef Slaoui, PhD, the former head of GlaxoSmithKline's vaccine division, will lead Operation Warp Speed as chief adviser. 

Army Gen. Gustave Perna, in charge of the Army Materiel Command, will be the COO. 

HHS also announced the following leadership appointments: 

Operation Warp Speed aims to have a "substantial quantity" of a vaccine available by January 2021. 

The program is a collaboration between HHS, the U.S. Defense Department, private firms and other federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Energy Department  and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Read HHS' full news release here.

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