Operation Warp Speed

NOV 17

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Why in news?

  • A United states company Moderna reported promising preliminary results from its coronavirus vaccine trial.
  • The U.S. government provided $1 billion in support for the design and testing of the Moderna vaccine under Operation Warp Speed.

About operation Warp Speed:

  • Operation Warp Speed (OWS) is a public–private partnership, initiated by the U.S. government to facilitate and accelerate the development, manufacturing, and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics.
  • Operation Warp Speed was introduced in early April 2020 and will promote mass production of multiple vaccines based on preliminary evidence allowing for faster distribution if clinical trials confirm one of the vaccines is safe and effective.
  • The plan anticipates that some of these vaccines will not prove safe or effective, making the program more costly than typical vaccine development, but potentially leading to the availability of a viable vaccine several months earlier than typical timelines.
  •  U.S. Congress allocated nearly $10 billion for Operation Warp Speed through the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security).

PRELIMS QUESTION

 Operation Warp Speed” is a program to accelerate vaccine development for covid-19 by:
(a)United States Government
(b)United Nations organisation
(c)German Federal Government
(d)World Health organisation

Answer to prelims question