US House of Representatives Seeks Answers About Transparency and Conflicts of Interest in Operation Warp Speed

On August 8, TrialSite News published an article outlining both ethical and transparency issues with Operation Warp Speed. Then, as reported by NBC News, on August 12 US House Democratic Representative James Clyburn of South Carolina sent a letter to HHS Secretary Alex Azar complaining about these same issues and seeking answers. This is part of a Democrat investigation of OWS in the House. The letter demanded extensive documents and answers to questions about what they called an “opaque” process that might undermine public confidence. So far, $9 billion in federal monies have been committed to COVID-19 vaccine development. Clyburn said that, “A lack of transparency in the development of a coronavirus vaccine, especially on an accelerated timeline, could contribute to the growth of anti-vaccination sentiment.” The Representative is a close advisor to presidential candidate Joe Biden.

From GSK to Operation Warp Speed

President Trump has made finding a COVID-19 vaccine a top priority, asserting recently that one should be approved, “sooner than the end of the year, could be much sooner.” He has also hinted that one might be, “approved before the Nov. 3 election.” Dr. Fauci at ...

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