National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Dr. Anthony Fauci, expressed admiration for the unprecedented campaign by the team led by former President Donald Trump to develop two CCP (Chinese Communist Party) Virus vaccines.
“The Operation Warp Speed, for which I give a great deal of credit to [former Health and Human Services] Secretary [Alex] Azar, was an effort that many of us were not initially convinced was going to be necessary,” Collins said according to Axios on Feb. 22.
Collins compared the entire logistics deployed by the Trump administration team to the mammoth undertaking that represented at the time the development of the atomic bomb, during World War II.
“It was thought about as a Manhattan Project. Those words were used sometimes to describe what needed to happen in order to get all parts of the government together in an unprecedented way to test up to six vaccines in rigorous trials,” Collins described giving a historical framework to the event.
Additionally, he said, “And to do this at-risk manufacturing so that if any of those trials happen to work, you would already have doses ready to go into arms.” He noted the overreach, “That would not be the way things are traditionally done.”
He also highlighted, “An incredibly important step forward that the administration deserves credit for, because that did motivate a lot of actions, a lot of coordination.”
The fact that it had unfolded in the record time of just 11 months since the virus was first known to exist is already a record for Collins, who estimated that there was already a five-year savings there.
Collins’s statements come shortly after the president, Joe Biden, had falsely criticized the Trump administration for the alleged lack of vaccines. His own words were contradictory.
“We got into the office and found out the supply, there was no backlog. There was nothing in the refrigerator, figuratively and literally speaking, and there were 1 million doses a day that were available,” quoted New York Post.
At these words, Trump recalled what the real situation was, “Well, I saw that he [Biden] said there was no vaccine when he came into office, and yet he got a shot before he came into office.”
“We were giving millions of shots and millions of doses. So he’s either not telling a truth, or he’s mentally gone, one or the other,” the former president continued, according to the New York Post.