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There has been a dramatic acceleration of standard operating procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic in hopes of developing an effective vaccine— termed as Operation Warp Speed (OWS) in the US. The goal is to be able to produce more than 100 million doses of a safe and effective vaccine by mid-2021, and this article outlines how OWS is planning on achieving this.
OWS has been able to streamline, harmonize, and unify COVID-19 vaccine development with very promising results to date without compromising the critical steps required by sound science and regulatory standards.
– Kolene E. Bailey, MD
This abstract is available on the publisher's site.
Announced on May 15, Operation Warp Speed (OWS) — a partnership of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Department of Defense (DOD), and the private sector — aims to accelerate control of the Covid-19 pandemic by advancing development, manufacturing, and distribution of vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics. OWS is providing support to promising candidates and enabling the expeditious, parallel execution of the necessary steps toward approval or authorization of safe products by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).