As he ramps up his push to reopen the country, President Donald Trump announced a former pharmaceutical executive and Army general to lead his administration’s effort to develop a coronavirus vaccine for a project he called “Operation Warp Speed.”

 

The announcement on Friday came one day after ousted vaccine chief Rick Bright said there are no plans to distribute a vaccine on an equitable scale, and called the timeline of 12 to 18 months being presented “an aggressive schedule.”

“A lot of optimism is swirling around a 12-to-18-month time frame if everything goes perfectly. We’ve never seen everything go perfectly,” Bright said Thursday before House lawmakers. “I think it’s going to take longer than that to do so.”

 

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