President Trump is leading a once-in-a-generation effort to ensure Americans have swift access to a safe COVID-19 vaccine. Today, President Trump traveled to North Carolina to tour Bioprocess Innovation Center at Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies, a plant where key components of potential vaccines are being produced. Following the tour, President Trump delivered remarks on cutting bureaucratic red tape and the collaboration between his Administration and the private sector to rapidly develop a vaccine for COVID-19. More information on President Trump’s efforts regarding vaccines can be found below and here.
President Trump is harnessing the full power of the public and private sectors to deliver a safe and effective vaccine as soon as possible.
Earlier this year, President Trump launched Operation Warp Speed, a groundbreaking partnership between the Federal Government, scientific community, and private sector to develop and deliver vaccines in record time.
Operation Warp Speed’s goal is to produce and deliver 300 million doses of safe and effective vaccines with the initial doses available by January 2021.
The Administration has made large investments in multiple vaccine candidates to provide financial infrastructure for mass manufacturing, in parallel with late-stage clinical trials.
The President’s strategy for safely expediting vaccine development is already achieving incredible results.
Operation Warp Speed has invested in more than five vaccines and teamed up with multiple pharmaceutical companies to safely produce as many effective vaccines as possible.
A number of vaccine candidates have shown promising early clinical results and are either in or starting Phase 3 clinical trials, including AstraZeneca, Moderna, and Pfizer.