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Wed Apr 29, 2020, 02:48 PM

Trump's 'Operation Warp Speed' Aims to Rush Coronavirus Vaccine

Source: Bloomberg

Project targets enough doses for most Americans by January
Fauci has said vaccine will take 12 to 18 months to develop

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 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.

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-29/trump-s-operation-warp-speed-aims-to-rush-coronavirus-vaccine

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Reply Trump's 'Operation Warp Speed' Aims to Rush Coronavirus Vaccine (Original post)
underpants Apr 2020 OP
Jarqui Apr 2020 #1
agingdem Apr 2020 #8
Jarqui Apr 2020 #10
Scarsdale Apr 2020 #2
Ligyron Apr 2020 #9
Iwasthere Apr 2020 #3
marybourg Apr 2020 #7
mia Apr 2020 #14
titaniumsalute Apr 2020 #4
benfranklin1776 Apr 2020 #23
OKNancy Apr 2020 #5
bronxiteforever Apr 2020 #12
benfranklin1776 Apr 2020 #24
C_U_L8R Apr 2020 #6
Sloumeau Apr 2020 #13
C_U_L8R Apr 2020 #15
Sloumeau Apr 2020 #11
Miguelito Loveless Apr 2020 #16
underpants Apr 2020 #19
TomCADem Apr 2020 #17
Warpy Apr 2020 #18
Kid Berwyn Apr 2020 #20
underpants Apr 2020 #21
BaronChocula Apr 2020 #22
Steelrolled Apr 2020 #25
DonCoquixote Apr 2020 #26
not_the_one Apr 2020 #27

Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed Apr 29, 2020, 02:54 PM

1. And provide something to bullshit during their campaign nt

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Response to Jarqui (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 29, 2020, 03:06 PM

8. the election is in 6 and a half months...

the so called vaccine will not be in production for at least a year to a year and half...nothing for Trump and Jared his talking dummy to crow about...

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Response to agingdem (Reply #8)

Wed Apr 29, 2020, 03:19 PM

10. Trump is a snake oil salesman

He'll claim it is about to be delivered but if Biden is elected, the Democrats will stop it.

There are still folks out there drinking disinfectant.

Trump will tell whatever lies he has to to get reelected. It beats prison.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed Apr 29, 2020, 02:54 PM

2. I am sure Jared and

his frat boy friends are on the job. If there is money to be made, here comes Jared.

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 29, 2020, 03:13 PM

9. They and their families are bravely volunteering as guinea pigs.

Unselfish animal lovers that they are, word is they're letting their pets go 1st.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed Apr 29, 2020, 02:56 PM

3. Putting together that many doses that fast is a recipe for disaster

Not to mention they likely will be obsolete or ineffective by the time they get to the last batch. With a vaccine like this rapid shortcuts are unwise, imo.

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Response to Iwasthere (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 29, 2020, 03:06 PM

7. Not to mention that the smarter 2/3 of the country

will refuse to take it.

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Response to marybourg (Reply #7)

Wed Apr 29, 2020, 03:24 PM

14. Suggested subjects of the experiment will be the "high-risk" population.

Would that be the poor, the elderly, and people of color?

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed Apr 29, 2020, 02:59 PM

4. Operation Mr Clean?

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Response to titaniumsalute (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 29, 2020, 06:58 PM

23. Lol!

They’ll call it Cloroxyquine!

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed Apr 29, 2020, 03:02 PM

5. I think I'll wait for the Oxford vaccine

If the hateful Trump will let it in the US.

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Response to OKNancy (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 29, 2020, 03:20 PM

12. +1 exactly.

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Response to OKNancy (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 29, 2020, 07:00 PM

24. Yes me too.

It’s going through a rigorous testing process for safety and efficacy, two conditions that will never be associated with a trump involved activity.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed Apr 29, 2020, 03:04 PM

6. That's cute way of saying Operation Science Fiction

Once also known as Operation Casino Heist

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 29, 2020, 03:20 PM

13. ...or Operation Trump Univesity Con. nt

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Response to Sloumeau (Reply #13)

Wed Apr 29, 2020, 03:31 PM

15. Operation Trump Steak... bleccch.

That stuff must have fallen off the back of an unrefrigerated truck

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed Apr 29, 2020, 03:19 PM

11. Vaccines really cannot be rushed that much.

This is just the first reason why "Operation Warp Speed" is stupid. The second is that it is named after a fictional idea from the Star Trek Universe. The third reason this is stupid is that pretty much anyone of any significance in the Star Trek Universe signed a letter in 2016 asking everyone not to vote for Donald Trump. So, take a fictional idea from a Universe filled with people who hate Trump and apply it to a program that will do little. That is such a Trumpian plan!

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed Apr 29, 2020, 03:34 PM

16. Keep Star Trek out of this,

if you please.

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Response to Miguelito Loveless (Reply #16)

Wed Apr 29, 2020, 04:54 PM

19. I don't know. I said a few weeks ago this all seems a bit Star Treky

but of course that couldn’t last. If we aren’t fighting amongst ourselves what could we possibly be doing?

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed Apr 29, 2020, 03:39 PM

17. of course. Little Shots of Lysol and Sunshine Coming Right Up

nt

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed Apr 29, 2020, 03:42 PM

18. Should work about as well as rushing flawed CDC test kits out

while rejecting perfectly good and accurate tests offered by Germany.

That orange oinker just wants to be "first" so the US can corner the vaccine market and nobody dares to tell him that 70 prototypes are being tested and we'll be lucky if even one or two are both safe and effective.

Trying to rush medicine onto market can be a horrible idea, see: Thalidomide. The FDA balked at releasing that one in the US for what turned out to be a very good reason.

Dumbass needs to stick to shady real estate deals and money laundering.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed Apr 29, 2020, 04:57 PM

20. I smell Jaradcom.

A wholly owned division of Scheissnozzle, Inc.

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Reply #20)

Wed Apr 29, 2020, 05:07 PM

21. 😆

Schiessnozzle

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed Apr 29, 2020, 06:15 PM

22. More like Warped Speed Freak

Am I right, Folks?

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed Apr 29, 2020, 09:02 PM

25. The UK is doing this also for the Oxford vaccine.

Production will be starting in India ahead of trials.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed Apr 29, 2020, 09:38 PM

26. I do feel oddd that this is only NOW

but to be honest, if we do get a REAL Vaccine out of this, I will happily pop the bubbly.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed Apr 29, 2020, 10:53 PM

27. It will turn out more like "Operation Warm Spit".

 

n/t

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