Top health official says Trump deserves credit for Operation Warp Speed

President Joe Biden has been clear in his efforts to downplay his predecessor’s achievements in a variety of areas, including his response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the director of the National Institutes of Health, however, former President Donald Trump deserves gratitude for his administration’s oversight of vaccine development.

“Many of us were not initially convinced”

For his part, Biden has gone so far as to falsely claim that no vaccine existed prior to him taking office — despite the fact that he received his first shot prior to Inauguration Day.

Dr. Francis Collins, on the other hand, had warm words for the 45th president for the initiation of what was dubbed Operation Warp Speed.

The NIH director gave “a great deal of credit” to former Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar for his leadership during that period.

As Collins said in a recent statement, the operation represented “an effort that many of us were not initially convinced was going to be necessary.”

Taking his praise even further, he compared Operation Warp Speed to the Manhattan Project, a U.S.-led effort during World War II that led to the development of the atomic bomb.

“An incredibly important step forward”

Collins’ statement also recognized the input of Dr. Moncef Slaoui, calling his recruitment into the operation “an incredibly important step forward that the administration deserves credit for because that did motivate a lot of actions, a lot of coordination.”

His assessment echoes prior praise by Azar and Trump during a White House event in June.

As Azar said at the time, Slaoui was “arguably the world’s most experienced and successful vaccine developer. For his part, Trump called the doctor “one of the most respected men in the world in the production and, really, on the formulation of vaccines.”

Nevertheless, Collins’ willingness to praise the prior administration stands in stark contrast to the characterizations of Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

In addition to the president’s claims that “we didn’t have” a vaccine prior to the end of prior administration Harris earlier alleged that there was no “national strategy or plan for vaccinations” under Trump and that the Biden White House was effectively “starting from scratch.”

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9 Responses

  1. We must pray that Biden and Harris are out of White House soon. They are destroying our country. They care only about themselves and not us the people.

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  3. Biden and Harris lied about the shots. I watched him getting his shot. Has his mind gone down hill so fast, he doesn’t remember getting vaccinated? What do we have coming forward with their lies? I was a Democrat until Biden ran for office. I now have registered as Republican.

  4. This is not new news, sorry…
    We Americans knew what Trump was doing and when it was announced.
    To bad the dumb people still watching the biased news will probably never hear of nor believe it as well.
    Sad but true,
    Patriot

  5. China Joe thinks he never got the vaccine twice but his mind is shoot he was put in by a stolen election not the president but a dictator communists in the White House look at the razor wire they’re Russia and China not Americans take back America 2024 we the people again

  6. I knew that one would catch up to old Joe Mo eventually. I don’t think he can remember anything he says, especially if they write it for him, laughs. You mean President Trump IS A GREAT PRESIDENT. If they call Obama President then they still call Trump President and Trump will always be my President. Not the fake they have in there now.

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