President-elect Joe Biden chooses David Kessler to lead Operation Warp Speed - NYT

by Reuters
Friday, 15 January 2021 10:17 GMT

Jan 15 (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Joe Biden has chosen former Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner David Kessler to help lead the U.S. COVID-19 vaccine program Operation Warp Speed, the New York Times reported on Friday.

The report comes after Moncef Slaoui, the program's chief adviser, resigned at the request of the incoming Biden team, in a plan that would see him stay in the role for a month to help with the transition, according to a CNBC report on Tuesday. (Reporting by Shubham Kalia in Bengaluru; Editing by Jan Harvey)

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